The real history of the first Thanksgiving
Historian David Silverman tells the troubling history of the first Thanksgiving from the perspective of the Wampanoag.Listen 49:00
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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