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The First Thanksgiving

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  • A postcard depicting Plymouth in 1622. 

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The Relationship Between Settlers and Native Americans

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  • A drawing depicting Metacom, or King Philip, meeting with settlers. 

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Thanksgiving in the Early Days of the United States

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  • One of George Washington's proclamations for a day of thanksgiving. 

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The “Mother of Thanksgiving” Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

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  • Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

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Becoming a National Holiday

Today’s Thanksgiving Traditions

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  • Ronald Reagan pardons a turkey. 

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