Last year we came to you with a bit of the history of the first American Thanksgiving. This year, we’re casting our net a bit wider. Join Averill and Sarah as they talk about the complicated history of corn, some insights into Haudenosaunee food culture, and some regional perspectives on Thanksgiving.
Show Notes and Further Reading
Bachmann, Karen. “Canadian origin to Thanksgiving?” The Daily Press. October 11, 2015.
Warren, Nathan B. The Holidays: Christmas, Easter, and Whitsuntide; together with the May-day, Midsummer, and Harvest-Home Festivals. Troy, N.Y., H. B. Nims and Company: 1876.
Mann, Barbara Alice. George Washington’s War on Native America. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008).
Pleck, Elizabeth. “ The Making of the Domestic Occasion: The History of Thanksgiving in the United States.” Journal of Social History. 07/1999, Volume 32, Issue 4.
“Thanksgiving in Canada.” The Canadian Encyclopedia.
“The Harvest Home: An Old English Festival Akin to Thanksgiving.” New York Tribune. (Nov 27, 1895): 20.
Freida Jacques explains the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Text of a version of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Iroquois White Corn Project (Don’t forget to order some corn!)
Oren Lyons tells the story of The Peacemaker & The Tadadaho