Pilgrims Gave Thanks, Then Gave Up on Peace: Peter C. Mancall

Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The first Thanksgiving, as history textbooks have informed generations of students, brought the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony together with local Algonquian-speaking Indians in 1621. Natives and newcomers shared a harvest meal, which most likely included maize (“Indian corn”), various root crops, turkey and venison.

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