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The Story of Thanksgiving By Mrs. Sandau The First Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving was first celebrated in Plymouth in 1621 by the colonists who came to.

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2 The Story of Thanksgiving By Mrs. Sandau

3 The First Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving was first celebrated in Plymouth in 1621 by the colonists who came to America on the Mayflower and by the neighboring Native Americans.

4 Here’s an Invitation ! 4 Captain Miles Standish, the leader of the pilgrims invited the Native Americans to their village for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast.

5 WOWIE! What a Time!  The feast lasted three long days !

6 What’s on the Menu? 4 For the feast, the Indians brought deer, wild turkeys, beans, fish, corn, maize and berries.

7 A New Pilgrim Tradition 4 The Pilgrims made it a yearly tradition to have a day set aside for Thanksgiving after their fall harvest.

8 What a Wonderful Idea! 4 During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress made a suggestion to have a yearly day of Thanksgiving.

9 Go New York!  In 1817, the state of New York adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom.

10 Hurray for Lincoln! 4 President Abraham Lincoln appointed Thanksgiving a holiday in Each president has issued a proclamation making the fourth Thursday in November the national holiday.

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