Tapenum’s Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy In Pilgrim TimesBy
By Kate Waters
Everyone knows the stereotyped images of the First Thanksgiving – but what was it really like? And what was it like from the perspective of the Native Americans who shared their bounty and knowledge with the “coat-men” who arrived and lived nearby.
This beautifully photographed book shares the hopes, dreams and daily tasks and adventures of a young boy of the Wampanoag tribe. Aside from an engaging story and photographs taken with the assistance and advice of the Wampanoag Indian Program at Plimouth Plantation, there is also a glossary of terms and additional information about the Wampanoag people, many of whose descendents still live in the area of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (United States). This is a wonderful “living history” book to share with kids of all ages.
Suggested Reading Level – Grades 2 – 5
Chosen to become a special warrior prince in 1627, Tapenum prepares himself for the great honor by hunting, fishing, and sharing a day with friends and family, in a story that is complemented by photographs of Plymouth Plantation.