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Ten myths about Thanksgiving

November 26, 2020

Ten myths about Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019

The only food we know they had for sure was deer
The value of myth debunking is that it usually illuminates people and events, The Victorians made Thanksgiving a national holiday – beginning in 1863

Ten myths about Thanksgiving

November 22, 2018

The value of myth debunking is that it usually illuminates people and events

10 Thanksgiving Day Myths

November 23, 2017

Debunking some cherished myths about Thanksgiving

Ten Thanksgiving myths

November 24, 2016

10 myths about Thanksgiving – Rick Moran – AmericanThinker.com
Here’s a fun piece by Rick Shenkman, editor of the History News Network, debunking some cherished myths about Thanksgiving.

Ten Thanksgiving myths

November 26, 2014

Here’s a fun piece by Rick Shenkman, editor of the History News Network, debunking some cherished myths about Thanksgiving.

Some examples:

Texans claim the first Thanksgiving in America actually took place in little San Elizario, a community near El Paso, in 1598 — twenty-three years before the Pilgrims’ festival. For several years they have staged a reenactment of the event that culminated in the Thanksgiving celebration: the arrival of Spanish explorer Juan de Onate on the banks of the Rio Grande. De Onate is said to have held a big Thanksgiving festival after leading hundreds of settlers on a grueling 350-mile long trek across the Mexican desert.

10 Thanksgiving myths

November 28, 2013

Here’s a fun piece by Rick Shenkman, editor of the History News Network, debunking some cherished myths about Thanksgiving.
Some examples:
Texans claim the first Thanksgiving in America actually took place in little San Elizario, a community near El Paso, in 1598 — twenty-three years before the Pilgrims’ festival. For several years they have staged a reenactment of the event that culminated in the Thanksgiving celebration: the arrival of Spanish explorer Juan de Onate on the banks of the Rio Grande. De Onate is said to have held a big Thanksgiving festival after leading hundreds of settlers on a grueling 350-mile long trek across the Mexican desert.
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If by Thanksgiving, you have in mind the Pilgrim festival, forget about it being a family holiday. Put away your Norman Rockwell paintings. Turn off Bing Crosby. Thanksgiving was a multicultural community event. If it had been about family, the Pilgrims never would have invited the Indians to join them.
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What did the Pilgrims eat at their Thanksgiving festival? They didn’t have corn on the cob, apples, pears, potatoes or even cranberries. No one knows if they had turkey, although they were used to eating turkey. The only food we know they had for sure was deer. 11(And they didn’t eat with a fork; they didn’t have forks back then.)
So how did we get the idea that you have turkey and cranberry and such on Thanksgiving? It was because the Victorians prepared Thanksgiving that way. And they’re the ones who made Thanksgiving a national holiday, beginning in 1863, when Abe Lincoln issued his presidential Thanksgiving proclamations…two of them: one to celebrate Thanksgiving in August, a second one in November.
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Puritans Hated Sex
Actually, they welcomed sex as a God-given responsibility. When one member of the First Church of Boston refused to have conjugal relations with his wife two years running, he was expelled. Cotton Mather, the celebrated Puritan minister, condemned a married couple who had abstained from sex in order to achieve a higher spirituality. They were the victims, he wrote, of a”blind zeal.”
I’m glad for that. Nice to know early Americans had their priorities straight