Turkey and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie. Family and friends around the table. That's what Thanksgiving means to us today. But has it always been this way?
Everyone knows that in 1621 the English Pilgrims and the Native American Wampanoags gathered together for a feast. But do you know what they ate and what games they played? And do you know how George Washington and Abraham Lincoln helped make Thanksgiving into the holiday that we know today?
From ancient Greece to medieval England to colonial America, people all over the world have celebrated their good fortune at harvesttime. Find out how their traditions have contributed to our modern Thanksgiving. And try your hand at making some delicious pumpkin muffins for your Thanksgiving table!
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Originally published in 1965 as Thanksgiving Day, The Story of Thanksgiving by Robert Merrill Bartlett, with new luminescent pastel drawings by Sally Wern Comport, offers an informative narrative tSep 01 2001 | Read Full Review of The Story of Thanksgiving