A Brief History of Thanksgiving

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be thankful for every good thing that came our way over the course of the year. It is a chance to get together with family and enjoy one another’s company again. It is something that almost everyone celebrates because everyone has something to be thankful for.

The celebration of Thanksgiving started almost 400 years ago with the Pilgrims who came across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower. They built a town at Plymouth Massachusetts. There, some of the local Native Americans helped teach them how to survive in this new land. They taught them things like:

• How to cultivate corn
• How to harvest sap from maple trees
• How to fish in the rivers
• How to identify poisonous plants

 
Together, the Pilgrims and the local Wampanoag Tribe forged a relatio...