Squanto’s Journey


In 1620, when a British ship called the Mayflower arrived on the shore of what would be Plymouth, the settlers were not prepared for the struggles to come. Without the friendship of Squanto, who taught the newcomers the ways of the land and the animals, and how to survive in this rugged place they now called home, the colony would not have survived. When autumn came, their hard work produced a bountiful harvest, and the two peoples came together to feast in the spirit of brotherhood--a feast we still celebrate today.

Native American author Joseph Bruchac tells the story of the first Thanksgiving with historic detail and emotional power. Greg Shed's majestic illustrations bring to life this lasting moment in our history.