Wampanoags Yesterday, Today, and on Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 15 at 12:00 pm 

Come explore the culture that greeted some of the first European settlers in America. A Native museum educator from the Wampanoag Indigenous program at Plimouth Plantation (Plymouth, MA) will discuss the life and culture of the Wampanoag People, who continue to make their homes on Cape Cod today.

Hear the Native perspective on Thanksgiving. For the Wampanoag, it was Keepunumuk, the time of the harvest, while the English calendar said it was the autumn of 1621. In a small English town on the edge of the sea, more than 90 Wampanoag men shared food with 52 colonists. Over the centuries, the story of this gathering has been lost, recovered, told and retold. More than 200 hundred years later, this three-day celebration would come to be known as the First Thanksgiving. Images and artifacts will help reveal the special event that took place during those days.