Weeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story
In this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving.
The Thanksgiving story that most Americans know celebrates the Pilgrims. But without members of the Wampanoag tribe who already lived on the land where the Pilgrims settled, the Pilgrims would never have made it through their first winter. And without Weeâchumun (corn), the Native people wouldn't have helped.
An important picture book honoring both the history and tradition that surrounds the story of the first Thanksgiving.
About the authors & illustrator. Author Danielle Greendeer is a Mashpee Wampanoag citizen. Author Anthony Perry is a Chickasaw citizen. Author Alexis Bunten is Alaskan Native (Yu'pik & Unangan). Illustrator Garry Meeches Sr. is an Anishinaabe citizen.