The First Thanksgiving - According to American History
Their first year in America really sucked - they couldn't find food and nearly half of the 102 people who first came over were dead by the next fall.
But in 1621 things started to look better - they had a huge harvest with a ton of food. To celebrate, they held a huge feast and invited a group of Indians who had helped the Pilgrims get through that first difficult year. It was quite the party - three days of pigging out on venison, various birds, fish, fruit, and vegetables. That was the first Thanksgiving.....according to American History.
But, we all know the truth, don't we: The first Thanksgiving celebrated in North America occurred in Newfoundland in 1578, and not south of the border in Plymouth as commonly thought.
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