- By Jackie French Koller Marcia Sewall

Nickommoh!: A Thanksgiving Celebration

  • Title: Nickommoh!: A Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Author: Jackie French Koller Marcia Sewall
  • ISBN: 9780689810947
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nickommoh A Thanksgiving Celebration Called Nickommoh the Narragansett people gather for a joyful harvest celebration as it has been performed since before the arrival of the first Pilgrims in New England A glossary and author s note tr

    Called Nickommoh, the Narragansett people gather for a joyful harvest celebration as it has been performed since before the arrival of the first Pilgrims in New England A glossary and author s note traces the connection between Nickommoh and the first Thanksgiving Color illustrations throughout.

    1 thought on “Nickommoh!: A Thanksgiving Celebration

    1. I really enjoyed this story about one of the Thanksgiving celebrations of the Rhode Island Native Americans. It would make a rich and heartfelt accompaniment to the pilgrim-based or modern Thanksgiving picture books. The Author's Note in the back is especially memorable as it explains, "Long before the first pilgrim set foot in the New World, Native Americans were celebrating rites of Thanksgiving--thirteen a year, in fact, one for each lunar month The largest Nickommohs were usually held in the [...]

    2. The first thing I did, as I started reading, was to check for a glossary in the back of the book. Thankfully not only was one there, but in addition to defining the Narragansett Native American words, history and background about the words are also provided.I loved the illustrations (rendered in scratchboard and gouache) in this book. The style and colors are beautiful and the images perfectly enhance the story. I very much enjoyed every single illustration and took a lot of time to look at them [...]

    3. Really enjoyed this description of the Narragansett harvest celebration which may have contributed to the first Thanksgiving. In poetic language with a nice rhythm to it, the book describes the traditional celebration. My young child likes the repeated "Nickommoh!" on every page. Fabulous illustrations.I wished for:- a pronunciation guide (glossary is great but no idea if I'm saying things correctly!)- an explicit connection to the first Thanksgiving celebration. This book is really great in its [...]

    4. This was an entertaining and educational book about the Native American harvest celebration Nickommoh; a celebration that was going on long before the Pilgrims landed. A wonderful look into a culture from the past that even today, a few still try to keep alive. I would much rather party like the Native American's did then sit around the table and stuff myself full of turkey and watch television all day - like the dull "tradition" my family has always done each Thanksgiving.

    5. This is an interesting and informative book that depicts the celebratory thanksgiving rituals of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of present-day Rhode Island. Words from the Narragansett language are used frequently throughout the narrative, and while the context is fairly easy to figure out, there is a comprehensive glossary at the end of the book, too.The narrative on each page is short, almost poetic, and really relies on the illustrations to depict the scenes. Truly, the scratchboard and gouach [...]

    6. Really nice addition to a thanksgiving collection because it is about Native Americans (Narragansett tribe of Rhode Island in this book) celebrating rites of thanksgiving, long before the pilgrims set foot in America.

    7. This was a very short read that gave history about the Native American thanksgiving celebreation Nickommoh. It's written in more of a prose style, yet uses words that are Native American in origin, with the definitions either easy to understand in context or given.

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