The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 to celebrate the pilgrims’ first successful harvest. The celebration lasted several days and included indoor and outdoor feasts. Sometimes the pilgrims and Native Americans ate together, as shown in Brownscombe’s painting, and sometimes they ate separately.
The pilgrims had managed to build themselves a few crude homes and the Native Americans built temporary housing for themselves while they attended the festivities. The log cabin in the background of the painting is a historical inaccuracy.
Click for paintings of the Signing of the Mayflower Compact and the Pilgrims’ Landing.
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My Current NaNoWriMo Word Count:
30030 / 50000 words. 60% done!
I’m on track again!!!!