What do you know about Thanksgiving? What did your teachers tell you in school? What are the facts? More than likely you would probably remember reenacting the pilgrims feast with the local Indians. Probably learned that the Indians even introduced the Pilgrims to what we now call popcorn. Well some of it is fact and others a myth such as popcorn. In fact, the Indians did provide corn but not the variety that would create popcorn. There was however a feast did include the Wampanoag Indians and the Plymouth Pilgrims celebrating their harvest.But what other facts are there about Thanksgiving? The Pilgrims arrived in North America in December 1620 on the ship called the Mayflower. But the Pilgrims did not celebrate when they first arrived instead they celebrated Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621. Unfortunately by that time only half of the Pilgrims survived, thankful to be alive they decided to have a feast to give thanks for being alive and to the Indians who had helped them. Thanksgiving was first believed to have taken place in Plymouth Massachusetts.On the menu during this time were waterfowl, wild turkey, deer, cod, bass, wheat, corn, barley and peas. Potatoes and sweet potatoes… Read full this story
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