History of Thanksgiving

The year after the Pilgrims wrote the Mayflower Compact and landed on Plymouth Rock they celebrated the very first Thanksgiving.  You may remember the story, the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans to a dinner to celebrate the first successful harvest. The year before more than half of the Pilgrims had starved to death due to the harsh winter and lack of food.
The feast included duck, goose, lobster, clams, mussels, chestnuts, walnuts, corn, pumpkin, squash, carrots, and peas.
Sounds like a pretty good meal to me.  I wonder what they ate for dessert?
Check out this video of the history of Thanksgiving…

 

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