The Inside Guide: Famous Native Americans
Reading Level: 4-5
Interest Level: 4-6
Having been a kidnap victim, slave, world traveler, and helper, Squanto's story is far bigger than what is typically told at Thanksgiving. The Native American famous for enabling the Pilgrims to survive also helped establish a peace between European settlers and Native Americans that lasted forty years. This book takes young readers into Squanto's life and world as it describes his tribe and contrasts his culture with the ways of the newcomers to his land. Readers will also meet his chief, Massasoit, and learn how Squanto is remembered today.