The original Pilgrim Thanksgiving
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fishing [and] hunting, procuring, among other game, water fowl, wild turkey, and venison. Of meal, or Indian corn, one peck [about two gallons, or one-fourth bushel] a week for each person was the apportioned supply. Of other meal or wheat, they had none; nor had they any mill for grinding; therefore their corn must be pounded or mashed by their own hands.
However, after that difficult winter, the Pilgrims learned planting and harvesting methods through natives such as Squanto
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Our harvest being gotten in, our Governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might, after a special manner, rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors....many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king, Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted....And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.
As we continue the tradition of Thanksgiving celebrations
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Thanksgiving Day Special!
What: David and Tim Barton teach about the history of Thanksgiving!
When: TODAY @ 7PM CST
Where: TBN (Find your channel
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