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The myth of Thanksgiving

The myth of Thanksgiving

Update: 2021-11-246
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This year marks the 400th anniversary of the “first Thanksgiving” between English pilgrims and Wampanoags in Massachusetts. But historians say the true story of what happened bears little resemblance to the myth that many Americans learn in grade school.


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In 1621, some pilgrims and some Wampanoags shared a feast. It wasn't the first meeting between the two groups and it wouldn't be the last, but for many reasons — including the American Civil War — the anniversary of that meal took on both an outsized importance and a whitewashed simplicity.


This year, in honor of the 400th anniversary of that meal, Post reporter Dana Hedgpeth wanted to hear the Wampanoags’ side of the story

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Aditya Ingole

All the history is twisted if you go far enough. Myths are everywhere. The empire which destroyed Christianity for 400 years was its bulwark for rest of the history.

Nov 25th
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Philly Burbs

the myth. you folks want to ruin everything & im sure will ruin Thanksgiving where ever you attend with no regard to anyone else. myth of Santa the easter bunny Alice in wonderland virgin birth Jesus budda I'm starting to hate you people. stay home tomorrow..

Nov 24th
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The myth of Thanksgiving

The myth of Thanksgiving

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