(American) Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a November holiday that Americans celebrate in honor of a feast between English settlers and Native Americans near Plymouth in 1621. These were the Pilgrims, and they sat down to feast with members of the Wampanoag tribe.

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The First Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving was probably not what we think it was.

The Thanksgiving Feast
How did the different foods we eat on Thanksgiving become official? Check out what's known and not known.

The Pilgrims: Voyage to Freedom
Follow the Pilgrims as they sail across the Atlantic Ocean, from England to America, in search of religious freedom. See who they meet when they land in New England. Find out about the first Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving on the Net
This site is a great resource! You can find all different kinds of information about Thanksgiving here.

Thanksgiving Electronic Greeting Cards
Send a Thanksgiving E-card to your friends and family!

National Day of Mourning
Find out why Native Americans today view Thanksgiving Day differently.

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