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A conversation between David Silverman and Aquinnah Wampanoag tribal elder David Vanderhoop around the myth of Thanksgiving and how it fits into broader misconceptions of our country and its Indigenous history.
Originally presented as a virtual program by the MV Museum on November 17, 2020.
David Vanderhoop, Aquinnah Wampanoag, was born and raised on the island of Noepe, currently known as Martha’s Vineyard. David co-founded Sassafras Earth Education, a non-profit organization located on Wampanoag ancestral lands. David has organized and facilitated webinars and conferences on topics like decolonization, truth in history, cultural appropriation, racism, and acknowledging the role of first people in outdoor education and beyond. David is recognized in his Wampanoag community as a leader and holder of Wampanoag history, knowledge, and legends.
David J. Silverman is Professor of History at George Washington University. He is the author of several books on Native American, colonial American, and American racial history, including “This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving” and “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America.” He is the recent recipient of the William Hickling Prescott Award for Excellence in Historical Writing, given by the Massachusetts branch of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and the Daily Beast.
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MVMuseum, . (2021, March 09). This Land is Their Land: A Conversation with David Silverman and David Vanderhoop | MV Museum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2297/this-land-is-their-land-a-conversation-with-david/
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