Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas illustrated by Shannon Stirnweis, Thomas Nelson, 1999.
This is a children’s story, but it is an incredible story I had never heard before. I was not aware of the relationship of Squanto to Thanksgiving. He was taken slave by Spanish profiteers, and taken back to Spain to be sold. However, a group of monks purchased him. In helping him return home, he was sent to England with a family, waiting for a ship. It took him ten years to finally make it back home. When he finally did, all of his people had passed away from disease. He lived with a neighboring village for a time, and then grew depressed and went to live on his own in the wilderness. While there, the pilgrims arrived, and Built a village where his own people formerly had a village. He decided to help them, teaching them where to hunt, how to gather crab, and how to plant corn. After a profitable summer, he joined them, along with members of his adopted village, for a large feast of Thanksgiving.