Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers. In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. This event is now remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving” although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the term at the time.