This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the first time with Wampanoag people at the heart of the story. In March 1621, when Plymouth's survival was hanging in the balance, the Wampanoag sachem (or chief), Ousamequin (Massasoit), and Plymouth's governor, John Carver, declared their people's Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the...

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Title:This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving
Author:David J. Silverman
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Genres:History
ISBN:1632869241
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:528 pages pages

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving Reviews

  • Bookworm
    Nov 14, 2019
    Another timely read for both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month, it is long past time to hear the "real" story behind the sanitized version children are often taught. Silverman shows that the stories you were likely taught if you were educated in the US are...not very true...
  • Maudaevee
    Oct 30, 2019
    A lot of good and interesting information, on Thanksgiving, the Cape Cod area, the societies of both the native americans and pilgrims at the time. I would recommend for readers that enjoy U.S. history. ...
  • Dane
    Jan 03, 2020
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  • Krissy Neddo
    Dec 08, 2019
    DNF Reminded me of a class I took in college. Was glad to revisit this important topic. Read more like a textbook at times and I found myself skimming parts. Was unable to finish in time and had to return to library. May borrow again to finish. ...
  • Wendy
    Dec 13, 2019
    a really crucial paradigm shifter - so emphatically appreciate the overall thesis of the book. Definitely a very deep deep textbook-like dive into the nitty gritty, though, which I found I lacked patience (or time) for. Some nice summary quotes: "The Thanksgiving myth promotes the i...
  • Patricia
    Nov 27, 2019
    A really interesting and thoroughly researched history of the true story behind the "First Thanksgiving" myth. My only criticism is I wish there had been another chapter detailing how and when this myth got started and gained such traction. ...
  • Debbie Graham
    Dec 02, 2019
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  • Erica
    Dec 04, 2019
    An important book, especially as the 400th anniversary of the Separatists' arrival approaches. This is a history that we all, especially New Englanders, should know. ...
  • PWRL
    Jan 07, 2020
    A ...
  • Susan Sevier
    Dec 01, 2019
    ...Silverman tells a difficult story, and that story and the questions he asks are carefully gathered from the few first-hand accounts left to us by those who were there, and from the storied history carried from generation to generation to the hands of the living Wampanoag in our time...
  • Michelle
    Nov 25, 2019
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    Oct 01, 2019
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  • Justin
    Dec 02, 2019
    ***I was granted an ARC of this via Netgalley from the publisher.*** When we think of Thanksgiving we usually think of time spent with family and plates filled with traditional Thanksgiving food. We make allusions to the circumstances of the first Thanksgiving in decorations featuri...
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    Dec 18, 2019
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  • Charles
    Jan 13, 2020
    saviors, comrades, enemies, bravery, tragedy, treachery,war subjugation, poverty, hope ...
  • Geoffrey
    Dec 08, 2019
    Suffice to say, the story most of us have been taught about Thanksgiving and English settlement in the Plymouth Colony area is a bit on the sanitized and oversimplified side of things. Now while there is quite an abundance of literature out there that works to address the actual comple...
  • Cristie Underwood
    Nov 06, 2019
    The author's painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book. There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this! ...
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    Nov 06, 2019
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    Jan 13, 2020
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    Nov 28, 2019
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    Nov 19, 2019
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    Jan 14, 2020
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  • Amanda Arkans -
    Aug 18, 2019
    Wow. I'm not sure I will ever look at Thanksgiving, and especially the traditional images of the Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock, the same way ever again. There is a lot of information to digest in this book. Very eye-opening. Thank you to NetGalley for my copy of this book in exchange f...
  • Rebecca L.
    Aug 23, 2019
    THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND by David J. Silverman provides an impeccably well researched account of the true events that transpired surrounding the holiday that the United States celebrates as "Thanksgiving.." The text is illuminated with pertinent illustrations that help to bring the hist...
  • Rea Scott
    Nov 30, 2019
    Well researched. Paradigm shifting. ...
  • EmpowerPuffGurl
    Nov 30, 2019
    What I am loving about ?This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving? by David J. Silverman: 1) I haven?t fully completed this yet (it?s a thick one) but so far this has been essential reading, especially for this ...
  • Heather Bennett
    Aug 27, 2019
    David Silverman has done extensive research into "Thanksgiving" . This is what people should be taught in school. Everyone should read this book. It is well written,a little dry. ...
  • Lisa
    Jan 05, 2020
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  • Jack Sullivan
    Dec 11, 2019
    I recall visiting Andrew Jackson's home and thinking (smugly) how backward Southerners were by how horribly they treated their slaves. This book turned me 180 degrees. The way we treated native Americans was genocide, pure and simple. And I'm from the state that takes its name from the...
  • Darrell
    Nov 30, 2019
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