• Turkey Talk

    25 days ago - By Ornithology

    The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock at the end of 1620; by the fall of 1621, almost half of the 102 people who came over on the Mayflower had died, starvation being a major cause. In 1621 the harvest was good, so the surviving pilgrims celebrated by feasting with Wampanoag Indians who had been so helpful in the first year at Plymouth. The exact date of the feast is unknown, but it happened sometime between September 21 and November 11 - the first Thanksgiving.
    We don't really know if the pilgrims and Indians ate Thanksgiving turkey, so how did the turkey become the symbol of the holiday?...
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