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The Story of the 'First Encounter' At Nauset

On The Point, historian and author Ian Saxine talks about "The Story of the 'First Encounter' At Nauset", his new book about events before, during, and after colonists and indigenous people meet in 1620. Joining him in a discussion about what shapes historical narratives and how myths are created and perpetuated are Paula Peters, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe, and Tom Ryan, vice chair of the Town of Eastham's 400 Commemoration Committee. Mindy Todd hosts.

Guests on the program are the following: 

Debra DeJonker Barry, Director of the Eastham Public Library
Link to Book and video

Paula Peters, member of the Wampanoag Tribe and Co-Founder of Smoke Sygnals.

Tom Ryan, Vice Chair of the Town of Eastham's 400 Commemoration Committee, and senior producer for the 106 videos on the "First Encounter" on eastham400 dot org.

Ian Saxine, visiting lecturer of history at Bridgewater State University ,with a research focus on colonial and Native American history. He’s also host of the public history podcast “Mainely History.”

Here's a link to the Plymouth 400 Commemoration website, specifically “OUR” STORY: 400 Years of Wampanoag History

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.