Pilgrims, American Indians and Thanksgiving Recommended Reading for November 2011

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.

~Native American Saying

The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts…

nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

~ H. W. Westermayer

Let us remember that, as much has been given us,

much will be expected from us,

and that true homage comes from the heart

as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.

~ Theodore Roosevelt



The encyclopedia of Native American religions / Arlene Hirschfelder and Paulette Molin.

299.703 H669e 1992

Art of the American Indian frontier : the Chandler-Pohrt Collection / David W. Penney ; with essays by Richard A. Pohrt, Milford G. Chandler, and George P. Horse Capture.
704.0397073074 P413 1992

Northwest Coast Native and Native-style art : a guidebook for western Washington / Lloyd J. Averill, Daphne K. Morris.

709.797 A952n 1995

Columbia River basketry : gift of the ancestors, gift of the earth / Mary Dodds Schlick.

746.412089974 S344c 1994

Language of the robe : American Indian trade blankets / Robert W. Kapoun.

746.9 K17L 1992

Dwellers at the source : Southwestern Indian photographs of A.C. Vroman, 1895-1904.

779.997900497 V868d 1987

American Indian lacrosse : little brother of war / Thomas Vennum, Jr.

796.347 V464 1994

In mad love and war/ Joy Harjo

811 H282i 1990

Journey to the New World : the diary of Remember Patience Whipple / by Kathryn Lasky. 1996

813.54 L345j 1996

Growing up ethnic in America : contemporary fiction about learning to be American / edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan. 1999

813.5408 G884 1999

Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, a Pilgrim boy / by Ann Rinaldi.2000

813.6 R578j 2000

500 nations : an illustrated history of North American Indians / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

970.00497 J83 1994

Native America : portrait of the peoples / [edited by] Duane Champagne ; foreword by Dennis Banks.

970.00497 N2781 1994

The founders of America : how Indians discovered the land, pioneered in it, and created great classical civilizations; how they were plunged into a dark age by invasion and conquest, and how they are reviving / Francis Jennings ; maps by Tom Willcockson.

970.00497 J54 1994

In the hands of the Great Spirit : the 20,000-year history of American Indians / Jake Page.

970.00497 P132i 2004

Buffalo hearts; a native American’s view of his culture, religion and history / Sun Bear.

973.00497 S957b 1991

The Scratch of a pen: 1763 and the transformation of North America / Colin G. Galloway.

973.26 C163s 2006

Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war / Nathaniel Philbrick. 2006

973.22 P545m 2006

Mayflower and the pilgrims’ new world / Nathaniel Philbrick.2008

973.22 P545m 2008

Mayflower papers : selected writings of colonial New England / William Bradford, Mary Rowlandson, Benjamin Church, and others ; edited with an introduction and notes by Nathaniel Philbrick and Thomas Philbrick.2007

973.22 P545mb 2007

Of Plymouth Plantation. Selected and edited, with an introduction by Harvey Wish.1962

974.4 B799o

Pilgrims and Puritans, 1620-1676 / Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier.1998

974.4 C699p 1998

Saints and strangers, being the lives of the Pilgrim fathers & their families, with their friends & foes; & an account of their posthumous wanderings in limbo, their final resurrection & rise to glory, & the strange pilgrimages of Plymouth rock. 1945

974.4 W735s

Great & godly adventure : the Pilgrims & the myth of the first Thanksgiving / Godfrey Hodgson. 2006

974.402 H691g 2006

Mayflower destiny / Cyril Leek Marshall. 1975

974.402 M367m

Mayflower Compact / Judith Lloyd Yero.  2004

974.402 Y47m 2004

Buckskin and blanket days: memoirs of a friend of the Indians written in 1905 / Thomas Henry Tibbles

978.020922T552b 1958

Americas [videorecording] / a production of JVC ; producer, Ichikawa Katsumori ; directors, Nakagawa Kunihiko, Ichihashi Yuji. 1990

781.620078 J98

Desperate crossing [videorecording] : the untold story of the Mayflower / Lone Wolf Documentary Group ; produced by Lisa Wolfinger ; writer, Rocky Collins ; directed by Lisa Wolfinger. 2007

974.402 D468 2006

500 nations. [Volume] 1, The ancestors [videorecording] / a Tig Productions/RCS Video Production in association with Majestic Films and Television International ; written by Jack Leustig … [et al.] ; produced by Roberta Grossman ; produced and directed 1995

970.00497 F565 1995

500 nations. [Volume] 4, Invasion of the coast [videorecording] / a Tig Productions/RCS Video Production in association with Majestic Films and Television International ; a Jack Leustig film. 1995

970.00497 F565 1995

Far West [videorecording] : generous spirit / TBS ; Northeast director, John Borden ; Far West director, Phil Lucas ; producers, Patricia Foulkrod, Michael Grant ; writers, Hanay Geiogamah, Michael Grant. 1994

970.00497 N278 1994

Cherokee, the trail of tears [videorecording] / a presentation of Discovery Networks and 9K*USA-TV.

975.0049755 H847 1993

Seminole, the unconquered [videorecording] / a co-production of Discovery Networks and KUSA-TV ; producer/director, Chris Wheeler ; producers, Sonny Hutchinson, Katherine Carpenter.

975.9004973. H847 1993

Five tribes, as long as the grass shall grow [videorecording] / a co-production of Discovery Networks and KUSA-TV. 1993

976.600497 H847 1993

Cheyenne, the only good Indian is a dead Indian [videorecording] / a co-production of Discovery Networks and KUSA-TV ; producer/director, Chris Wheeler ; producer, Sonny Hutchinson.

978.004973 H847 1993

Dakota, let them eat grass [videorecording] / a co- production of Discovery Networks and KUSA-TV.

978.0049752 H847 1993

Apache: always the enemy [videorecording] / a presentation of Discovery Networks and 9K*USA-TV ; produced by Sonny Hutchison & Katherine Carpenter ; directed by Chris Wheeler.

979.004972 H847 1993

Inca [videorecording] : secrets of the ancestors / Time-Life Video and Television presents ; produced, directed & written by Tom Simon.

985.015 I36 1995

Desperate Crossing [electronic resource (video)] : Untold Story of the Mayflower / Arts and Entertainment Network. 2011

History of the American Indians [electronic resource] / by James Adair ; edited and with an introduction and annotations by Kathryn E. Holland Braund. 2005


Memory’s nation [electronic resource] : the place of Plymouth Rock / John Seelye. 1998


  Native American Tribalism : Indian Survivals and Renewals (ebrary Reader) McNickle, D’Arcy . 1993

North American Indians. (Volume 1) / [electronic resource] / George Catlin. 2000

 On Plymouth Rock ( ebrary ReaderDrake, Samuel A.  2001

Our Stories Remember : American Indian History, Culture, and Values Through Storytelling (ebrary Reader) Bruchac, Joseph 2003

Plymouth [electronic resource] 1997

Plymouth Port of Call  (ebrary Reader) Maps.com  1997

Religion, Law & the Land : Native Americans & the Judicial Interpretation of Sacred Land ( ebrary Reader) Brown, Brian E. 1999

Removals [electronic resource] : nineteenth-century American literature and the politics of Indian affairs / Lucy Maddox.

Repatriation reader [electronic resource] : who owns American Indian remains?/ edited by Devon A. Mihesuah.

Revisiting New England : The New Regionalism : Thanksgiving : The Biography of an American Holiday, (ebrary Reader) Baker, James W. 2009

Teaching Young Children About Native Americans / Debbie Reese. ERIC Document ED394744 [click on ED link to obtain PDF online]

Thanksgiving [electronic resource] : the biography of an American holiday / James W. Baker ; foreword by Peter J. Gomes. 2009


That the People Might Live : Native American Literatures and Native American Community (ebrary Reader ) Weaver, Jace  1997

The people and the word [electronic resource] : reading native nonfiction/ Robert Warri



It is one of the largest advocacy groups for American Indian interests.

Best-Ever Thanksgiving

It has a collection of recipes and craft

and activity ideas for children related to

the celebration of Thanksgiving.


Colonists and Native Americans This Website offers historical documents.

Encyclopedia of North American Indians
This 1996 encyclopedia presents a collection of

subjects relating to American Indians.

Explore National American Indian Heritage Month

It is the National Park Service’s gateway to historic sites.



This site offers lots of information not only about the Mayflower,but also

such topics as the first Thanksgiving.

National Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians was founded in 1944.

Native American Indian Heritage Month

The US Department of Defense pays tribute to Indian military people.

Native American History Month

This privately-produced site includes an apparently

authoritative history of the celebration.

Pilgrim Hall Museum: The Pilgrim Story

This site combines images of items from the museum

with well-documented historical information to illuminate

the Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag Nation.

Plymouth Plantation
This living history center in Plymouth, Massachusetts,re-creates a 1627 Pilgrim village.

Plymouth Colony Archive Project

It is “A collection of searchable texts, including court records, colony laws,

seminar analysis of various topics, biographical profiles of selected colonists,

probate inventories, [and] wills.”

Thanksgiving Cards. This website provides Happy Thanksgiving (122 Cards).

Thanksgiving in North America: From Local Harvests to National Holiday
This site traces the history of Thanksgiving in North America and the U.S.

Thanksgiving Holiday Guide
Highlights of this collection of features on Thanksgiving cooking.

The Mayflower Society: General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Hereditary organization was founded “more than one hundred years ago,by a group of descendants of the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620.



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