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Thursday, November 22, 2007

plimoth pets

Don't I mean "Plymouth"? Not in this case, for I have been looking at the excellent website for the original plantation's living history museum, also known as Wampanoag Homesite to reflect Native American co-existence with the settlers.

In the kids' homework help section there's a look at the cultural differences between the Wampanoag and colonial attitude towards animals. One group finds them useful workers, one group calls them free friends. You go see which.

There's a page of Pilgrim phrases, in which we learn a cat was called a "mouser." Does that mean in my house we should call them "eaters"? And for little museum-goers there's pages for coloring, many starring a little guy named Felix, a ship's cat.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

1 comment:

RobG said...

Happy Thanksgiving folks!