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Thanksgiving Myths & Facts


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At this site are some fifteen articles about various aspects of Thanksgiving, both about the past and about the present.

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This following story is one that particularly caught my attention; well ...I liked what it portrayed. Not that the others are not interesting also. :tu:

Which story --if any -- catches your attention the most?

Karlis

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The first Thanksgiving:

In the fall of 1621, 90 Wampanoag Indians and 52 English colonists gathered for a three-day harvest feast. How did Americans get from that celebration to the Thanksgiving 'traditions' we observe today?

Everyone knows about the Pilgrims and the Indians, right? How the two groups gathered peacefully in Plymouth, Mass., to feast on juicy turkeys and colorful pumpkin pies.

The trouble is, almost everything we've been taught about the first Thanksgiving in 1621 is a myth. The holiday has two distinct histories - the actual one and a romanticized portrayal.

Today, Americans celebrate a holiday based largely on the latter, whose details of turkey and cranberry sauce decorating one long table stem from the creative musings of a magazine editor in the mid-1800s.

The true history has been a difficult one to uncover. ......

>More here

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