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What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale and What’s Done Today

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By Gale Courey Toensing
November 21, 2013

We know what we’re taught in mainstream media and in schools is made up. What’s the Wampanoag version of what happened?

Yeah, it was made up. It was Abraham Lincoln who used the theme of Pilgrims and Indians eating happily together. He was trying to calm things down during the Civil War when people were divided. It was like a nice unity story.

What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale and What’s Done Today - By Gale Courey Toensing, originally published 11/23/12

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