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    The "Real Thanksgiving Story"

    Thanksgiving was started by the Pilgrims who were Christians who fled Religious persecution.

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    The "Real Thanksgiving Story"

    The following is an excellent review of the real story behind the US Holiday Thanksgiving.

    Book Excerpt: The Real Thanksgiving Story – BillMoyers.com

    The settlement the Pilgrims called New Plymouth was the ancestral land of the Wampanoag (Pokanoket) people, who called the place Patuxet. Contrary to the popular myth that the Pilgrims arrived to an unoccupied “wilderness,” it had for untold generations been a well-managed landscape, cleared and maintained for cornfields and crops like beans and squash, as well as for game. Also contrary to popular mythology, the Wampanoags, like most eastern Indians, were farmers, not nomads. Up until the epidemic, the Wampanoag nation had been large and powerful, organized into 69 villages in what is today southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island. Their exact population is unknown, but estimates range from 24,000 to upward of 100,000. The epidemic decimated their population, however, and destabilized relations with their traditional enemies, the neighboring Narragansett, Mohegan, and Pequot peoples, among others. In 1620 the Wampanoags were in a state of military tension, if not full-scale war with the Narragansetts...
    When the Pilgrims arrived at New Plymouth in the depth of winter, food was the first concern. From colonists’ journal entries we know that right after their arrival Native homes and graves were robbed of food and other items. Written accounts describe taking “things” for which they “intended” to pay later. Ever pious and believing in divine predestination, the religious separatists attributed their good fortune to God, “for how else could we have done it without meeting some Indians who might trouble us.” Thus, the Pilgrims’ survival that first winter can be attributed to Indians both alive and dead...
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    Re: The "Real Thanksgiving Story"

    Quote Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx View Post
    Thanksgiving was started by the Pilgrims who were Christians who fled Religious persecution.
    Perhaps you could justify your use of the word "persecution" with examples? I had thought the Pilgrim Fathers had wanted to live in a setting where they themselves dictated the religious ethos of their community, rather than to continue living among the hellbound.
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    Re: The "Real Thanksgiving Story"

    Here is a brief 8 minute video explaining Thanksgiving in America:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHEx...ayer_embedded#!

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    Re: The "Real Thanksgiving Story"

    Quote Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx View Post
    Here is a brief 8 minute video explaining Thanksgiving in America:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHEx...ayer_embedded#!
    Seriously? You want us to watch a video of Rush Limbaugh explaining Thanksgiving?

    Well, it should be good for a laugh, or two, but No, Thank you.
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    Unable to view video.
    May i please have a transcript?

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    Re: The "Real Thanksgiving Story"

    Quote Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx View Post
    Thanksgiving was started by the Pilgrims who were Christians who fled Religious persecution.
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    Their puritan brethern in england were the ones that banned christmas which they regarded by the as a wasteful festival (after all you won't get in to heaven if you enjoy yourself - laugh and the devil gets in) that threatened core Christian beliefs given that it is in origin a pagan festival. Miserable sods the lot of them sadly their legacy lingers on in the racist bigotry of the christian right in america.

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    Escaping persecution to, in turn, become the persecutors.

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