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How Mayflower Passengers Celebrated First Thanksgiving in America

Illustration: “The First Thanksgiving, 1621,” by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, c. 1913. The painting shows common misconceptions about the event which persist to modern times: Pilgrims did not wear such outfits, nor did they eat at a dinner table, and the Wampanoag are dressed in the style of Native Americans from the Great Plains. Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

“The idea is prevalent in the United States that our Thanksgiving festival is peculiarly an American custom of New England origin. This is true in part only.”

Read more at Genealogybank blog my post the origin of Thanksgiving by Dr. John William Perrin Thanksgiving Mayflower Story

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