Thursday, November 22, 2007

PRIMARY SOURCES FOR "THE FIRST THANKSGIVING" AT PLYMOUTH

The Pilgrim Hall Museum has this record of the 2 (and only 2) primary sources for the events of autumn 1621 in Plymouth : Edward Winslow writing in Mourt's Relation and William Bradford writing in Of Plymouth Plantation

The eyewitness accounts don't use the name 'Thanksgiving' however it does describe a feast of many days in length, and describes a mingling of native people with the Pilgrim settlers.

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