Keepunumuk by Danielle Greendeer
A Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition. Maple and Quill learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and what really happened at the first “Thanksgiving” from their grandmother.
The Thanksgiving story that most Americans know only celebrates the Pilgrims. Without members of the Wampanoag tribe who already lived on the land where the Pilgrims settled, the Pilgrims would never have made it through their first winter. Without Weeâchumun (corn), the Native people wouldn’t have helped.
Keepunumuk is an important picture book that retells the Thanksgiving story for a more inclusive America, a story that honors the Native peoples who made it possible.