Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Truth About the First US Thanksgiving

Artists rendition of the First Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day is the iconic US holiday and is among the central founding myths of this country.  From time to time it is debunked as in Charles Blow's editorial in today's New York Times. But whatever really happened on that very first Thanksgiiving Day, there is a broader backstory that is too fascinating to be ignored. 

If you haven't already read my article from 2015, please take a look at it to see the unlikely but true role that the Spanish Colonial World played in the event-

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