Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition

by Russell Peters and John Madama

One of the first titles in this excellent new series about the observance of tribal... read more

One of the first titles in this excellent new series about the observance of tribal traditions by contemporary Native children features a Wampanoag boy in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Twelve-year-old Steven learns the traditions of the appanaug (clambake) from his grandfather who has been selected as the "bakemaster" for this special ceremony to honor an important person in the tribe. Both the text and the color photographs reinforce Steven's sense of pride in his heritage, his closeness to family and friends, and his great respect for his elders and the knowledge they share with him. (Ages 7-13)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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