What Was the First Thanksgiving? Part of the Who Was Series

By Joan Holub

What was the First Thanksgiving?

There were no forks at the feast, only spoons and knives

Native American guests brought the turkeys

No one at cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie


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Learn more about the history of the feast that started off as a harvest celebration and has now become a national holiday. After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn’t know it at the time, but they were making history.

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