REMEMBERING “THE FIRST THANKSGIVING”: THE GUESTS AT THE FEAST

19 Nov

“The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth,” Jennie Brownscombe, 1914. Arguably one of the most famous depictions of the event, Brownscombe’s work suggests that the Pilgrims outnumbered their Native American guests. In reality, there were likely at least twice as many Wampanoag as Pilgrims at the feast.

Who were the real guests at the First Thanksgiving–the Wampanoags or the Pilgrims? Read historian Robert Tracy McKenzie’s reflections on this at his Faith and History site: REMEMBERING “THE FIRST THANKSGIVING”: THE GUESTS AT THE FEAST | Faith and History

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