Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims
- Paperback – 112 pages
- by Clyde Robert Bulla
- Scholastic Books – 1990
This approach to history uses the principle of moving from the known to the unknown. Family history is the most known, is very interesting to young children, and gives the children a way to understand a generational time frame. All the other books help bring early American history to life.
This biography for young readers tells of the adventurous life of the Wampanoag Indian who befriended the Pilgrims at Plymouth.
The selflessness of Squanto is a good starting point for a discussion about this pivotal time in American history, during which the Indians had to make room for the new, white culture. The story is simply, yet engagingly told, and will inspire many questions about the customs and lifestyles of two very different societies.