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a short film on the history of Thanksgiving

Our Anti Oppression Coordinators have recommended the book, 500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians, by Alvin M. Josephy Jr., for staff to learn more about the history of Thanksgiving.

Starting on page 206, a beautiful story is woven of native homes, abundant food resources, spirituality, and a brief overview of the political structure of the many villages in the New England area. As the story continues, we learn the history of the beginnings of our Thanksgiving holiday.

Here is a short film including excerpts from this portion of the book (8:20 minutes)