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The real history of the first Thanksgiving

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(The First Thanksgiving by J.L.G. Ferris. circa 1912/Wikimedia Commons)

(The First Thanksgiving by J.L.G. Ferris. circa 1912/Wikimedia Commons)

Guest: David Silverman

It’s the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving – and for some Native people, it’s a Day of Mourning.  Historian DAVID SILVERMAN tells the story of contact between the Wampanoag and the Plymouth colonists from the Indian perspective in his new book, This Land Is Their Land.  In it, he explores how the Wampanoag felt about the English, the tenuous relationship that developed, and their continuing struggle for self-determination.

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