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From _1491_, support for our "Thanksgiving Story" [Nov. 29th, 2015|04:53 pm]
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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.

http://savageminds.org/2015/11/26/what-really-happened-on-thanksgiving-2/

* letter from E. Winslow, 1621
http://mayflowerhistory.com/letter-winslow-1621/
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