Massasoit was the leader of the Wampanoag Confederacy when English settlers landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. He and his people kept the Pilgrims from starving in the early years of their settlement, attended the first Thanksgiving and forged a peace treaty with the English that lasted 40 years until his death. Peace Talks Radio talks with American Indian scholars Darius Coombs and Bob Charlesbois who’ll fill in the details of this Native American leader’s attempt to make peace for his people and with the new strangers. Also, Native American film director Chris Eyre on his portrayal of Massasoit for the 2009 PBS television series We Shall Remain.
Airs Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 9am.
Distributed by PRX. Produced by Good Radio Shows, Inc., a non-profit media organization whose mission is to create broadcast programs, printed materials and web content that inform, inspire and improve the human condition. Topic areas include: peace-making and conflict resolution, social justice, media literacy, education, the environment, the performing arts, literature, the humanities, current events and public affairs. Producer Paul Ingles is the founder and president of Good Radio Shows, Inc.