by Kathleen Y'Barbo
We all know the story: pilgrims, Indians, and a bounteous banquet table made a simple celebration into the first Thanksgiving. Right? And, of course, President Lincoln was the first to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Before the pilgrims stepped off Plymouth Rock to pop corn with the Indians, celebrations of Thanksgiving had taken place in at least two
After surviving a series of severe storms that nearly destroyed the expedition, Coronado and his men set up camp beside
A second documented Thanksgiving celebration – this also by Spaniards - occurred when the Onate expedition reached
The First Thanksgiving
In addition to celebrating what could be considered the first Thanksgiving,
Twice the Celebration: Two Thanksgiving Holidays
So next time you’re tempted to think of Thanksgiving as a simple celebration with turkey and tomahawks, think again. In addition to these examples, there are many more, not the least of which was held in
What are you thankful for this week?
My list is long, so I will leave you with this sentiment: Happy Thanksgiving, Y’All!