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November 23, 2020 - Cape Cod Times

USA: What you learned about the ‘first Thanksgiving’ isn’t true. Here’s the real story

USA: What you learned about the ‘first Thanksgiving’ isn’t true. Here’s the real story
First Thanksgiving, 1621 (false depiction)Artist: Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

The traditional story of Thanksgiving, and by extension the Pilgrims — the one repeated in school history books and given the Peanuts treatment in "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" — doesn’t start in 1620, with the cold and seasick Pilgrims stepping off the Mayflower onto Plymouth Rock.

It also doesn’t start a year later, with the Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag all sitting together to “break bread” and celebrate their first successful harvest and a long, harmonious relationship to come.

It doesn’t start there because those things never happened, despite being immortalized in American mythos for generations.

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