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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after Congress requested a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as a ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-schiffman/the-thanksgiving-truth_b_1105181.html

Nov 21, 2011 ... This slaughter, according to Robert Jensen, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, was the real origin of Thanksgiving— so proclaimed in 1637 by Massachusetts Bay Governor John Winthrop in gratitude for God's destruction of the defenseless Pequot village. Thereafter massacres of the Indians ...

www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil ...

www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/nov/20/origins-thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2017 ... Before gobbling turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie -- or engaging in a well- informed political spat with your family -- some of you might wonder where the Thanksgiving tradition originated. We wondered, too. So we talked with historians to get the facts straight. As it turns out, historians trace the food ...

www.manataka.org/page269.html

THE REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING. by Susan Bates. Most of us associate the holiday with happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. And that did happen - once. The story began in 1614 when a band of English explorers sailed home to England with a ship full of Patuxet Indians bound for slavery. They left ...

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Description of how the U.S. Thanksgiving Day came to be. Answer provided by Wallbuilders.

www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/us/thanksgiving-myths-fact-check.html

Nov 21, 2017 ... Not to rain on our Thanksgiving Day parade, but the story of the first Thanksgiving , as most Americans have been taught it, is not exactly accurate. Blame school textbooks with details often so abridged, softened or out of context that they are rendered false; children's books that distill the story to its most ...

www.britannica.com/topic/Thanksgiving-Day

Nov 21, 2017 ... Days of thanksgiving in Canada also originated in the colonial period, arising from the same European traditions, in gratitude for safe journeys, peace, and bountiful harvests. The earliest celebration was held in 1578, when an expedition led by Martin Frobisher held a ceremony in present-day Nunavut to ...

time.com/5021704/the-first-thanksgiving

Nov 16, 2017 ... A lack of primary sources leads historians to think that perhaps the famous 'First Thanksgiving' was just not that important at the time.