First Thanksgiving
Wampanoag leader Ousamequin (left) and Plymouth Colony Gov. John Carver are depicted smoking a peace pipe as they worked out a treaty of peace and mutual protection on March 22, 1621. The U.S. Thanksgiving Day tradition has mythologized the relationship between the Wampanoag and the English settlers, but the harsher realities provide vital lessons for United Methodists today. (Image from the California State Library’s Sutro Library, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

The Making of Thanksgiving in the United States

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Excellent article: "The Making of Thanksgiving in the US"! Thank you for a concise summary of our holiday tradition as it developed over the years. Let's set the record straight!

Heather Leslie Hammer 7 days ago

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