The First “Thanksgiving”

What really happened between the English settlers and the Native American tribes in 1621?

Here is a good National Geographic article with a more accurate depiction of the historical meal that occurred in 1621, which we now (inaccurately) call the “First Thanksgiving.”

One fall day in 1621, four English settlers from Plymouth Colony went to hunt for food for a harvest celebration. The local Wampanoag  tribe (a group of Native American Indians) heard their gunshots and alerted their leader, Massasoit, who thought the English might be preparing for war.

Click on the link below to read more…

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/history/first-thanksgiving/

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