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History of the First Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States. People commemorate the first Thanksgiving with turkey dinners that bring together friends and family. It's traditionally a day of thankful prayer for the year's past harvest.... More »
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Thanksgiving History. November Calendar - Time to Visit Plimoth Plantation Thanksgiving is a particularly American holiday. The word evokes images of football, family reunions, roasted turkey with stuffing, pumpkin pie and, of course, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag, the acknowledged founders of the feast. But was it always ...

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The tradition of the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. Few people realize that the Pilgrims did not celebrate Thanksgiving the next year, or any year thereafter, though some of their descendants later made a " Forefather's Day" that usually occurred on December 21 or 22. Several Presidents, including ...

channel.nationalgeographic.com/saints-and-strangers/articles/the-true-story-of-thanksgiving

This November, when we sit down to our traditional Thanksgiving day meals, some of us will pass the stuffing and cranberry sauce and imagine the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag guests doing pretty much the same thing back in 1621. But the holiday that we celebrate today is quite a bit different from the historical event that ...

www.businessinsider.com/history-of-thanksgiving-2017-11

Nov 20, 2017 ... The storied 1621 Plymouth festivities live on in popular memory, but the pilgrims themselves would have likely considered their sober 1623 day of prayer the first true "Thanksgiving," according to the blog the History of Massachusetts. Others pinpoint 1637 as the true origin of Thanksgiving, owing to the fact ...

www.newsweek.com/thanksgiving-facts-history-origins-traditions-718721

Nov 22, 2017 ... Thanksgiving has evolved over the past couple of centuries, and researchers are constantly debating its history. (For example, were the Wampanoag at peace with the pilgrims or mad because the Englishmen robbed them?). In that sense, this Thursday's holiday is not just about turkey and football—it's also ...

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

Nov 21, 2017 ... High school textbooks are particularly bad about stating absolutes because these materials “teach history” by giving students facts to memorize even when the details may be unclear, said James W. Loewen, a sociologist and the author of “ Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History ...

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

Nov 21, 2011 ... The real story, it turns out, is neither as simple nor as consoling as this pared down history would suggest. Not that the historians agree on what the real Thanksgiving story is. And it isn't just historians who are squabbling over the significance of America's feast day. It is ordinary Americans like— well— ...