Join us in Topsham, Saturday, November 5th from 11am-1pm for a book signing with Jody Bechelder, the author of the new book "Here First: Samoset and the Wawenock of Pemaquid, Maine"
"With a background in library work, she began her research with the question "What was Samoset doing in Plymouth?" The journey to find the answer was both enlightening and surprising."
On March 16, 1621, Samoset, a sagamore of the Wawenock, cemented his place in history. He was the first Indigenous person to make contact with the colonists at Plymouth Plantation, startling them when he emerged from the forest and welcomed them in English. The extraordinary thing about Samoset's story is that he was not from Plymouth. He was not even Wampanoag, or Patuxet, who lived in the area.