The First Thanksgiving

Most Americans are familiar with the story of the first
Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims, struggling in the New World,
formed an alliance with the local Wampanoag tribe. One
man in particular, Squanto, taught the Pilgrims to farm
local crops like squash and beans—lessons that allowed
the Pilgrims to survive. At the time of the autumn harvest,
the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag came together for a
great feast of Thanksgiving, a feast that we reenact each
year as a cherished national holiday.