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The question of where the first Thanksgiving was held in the United States has been a subject of debate, primarily between New England and Virginia, complicated by the concept of Thanksgiving as a holiday celebration versus a religious service. James Baker maintains, "The American holiday's true origin was the New ...

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

Nov 21, 2011 ... The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was held to celebrate a bountiful harvest with the tribe that helped make it possible. The real story, it turns ... Not that the historians agree on what the real Thanksgiving story is. And it isn't just ... Nevertheless, troubling questions about the origins of our national feast remain.

www.allabouthistory.org/meaning-of-thanksgiving.htm

Meaning of Thanksgiving. Meaning of Thanksgiving - The Real Celebration For many of us, the meaning of Thanksgiving usually includes feasting, four-day weekends, football games, floats, family reunions, or a forerunner to Christmas festivities. The “first Thanksgiving,” however, was neither a feast nor a holiday, but a ...

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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 ...

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 ... The real Thanksgiving? Those may be the origins of the modern Thanksgiving, but the Pilgrims didn't see it that way. "I have no problem calling the three-day feast of '21 Thanksgiving," said historian Melanie Kirkpatrick, who wrote Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience.

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Apr 8, 2008 ... This is a documentary short film about the word "THANKSGIVING" and how it came into being. Often, a less heard tale of the Thanksgiving celebration. This fil.. .
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Nov 24, 2016 ... The first official day of thanksgiving and feasting in Massachusetts was proclaimed by Governor Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637. He did this...

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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 ...