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Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Story based on famous Native American has peril, violence.

Movie PG 1994 102 minutes
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This film compresses and alters some of the details of the famed Native American who played a starring role in the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. Historians disagree on the exact events of Squanto's life, on how many times he was enslaved and by whom and where he was taken. But most agree that he learned English and eventually became a peacemaker between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims when they arrived at Massachusetts in 1621. There are many moments of extreme tension in Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, as when Squanto escapes his captors, and violence, as when some Englishmen and natives are killed, but the movie's greater message is of peace. Beach makes a compelling Squanto, a man who speaks softly and thinks deeply, who doesn't achieve his goals with brawn or force but through logic, strategy, intelligence, and righteousness.

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