By Chester P. Soliz
In welcoming the Mayflower Pilgrims to American shores, the Wampanoag Indian tribe inadvertently created the national holiday known as Thanksgiving. Yet few who celebrate the holiday know anything about the tribe that befriended and helped the Pilgrims survive. "The Historical Footprints of the Mashpee Wampanoag Indians" aims to change that. Written by a Native American elder of the tribe, the book explores the fascinating evolution of the Wampanoag from their beginnings to the present day.