|From _1491_, support for our "Thanksgiving Story"
||[Nov. 29th, 2015|04:53 pm]
Last week I posted the account* of what we call "The First Thanksgiving", a celebration in Plymouth in 1621 between the Mayflower colonists and the the Native Americans who had befriended them. This piece from Mann's wonderful _1491_ puts the 1621 party in context, explaining the Wampanoags' realpolitik motives for their kindness.|
* letter from E. Winslow, 1621