Thursday’s Sprouts Looks at the First Thanksgiving

Massasoit smoking a peace pipe with Governor John Carver in Plymouth 1621.

Massasoit smoking a peace pipe with Governor John Carver in Plymouth 1621.

Thursday's Sprouts program features an historical analysis of events and people connected to the "First Thanksgiving."

American Indian scholars Darius Coombs and Bob Charlesbois fill in the details about Massasoit, who was the the leader of the native Wampanoag Confederacy when English settlers landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.

They describe Massasoit's attempt to make peace for his people with the Pilgrims. He and his people kept the Pilgrims from starving in the early years of their settlement. Also, Native American film director Chris Eyre talks about his portrayal of Massasoit for the 2009 PBS television series, "We Shall Remain"

Sprouts is a weekly program heard at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, featuring local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio.