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The Origins of Thanksgiving Day

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posted on Nov, 13 2006 @ 09:43 PM
I knew Turkey was'nt the original 'meat' of the Pilgrims, as far as Thanksgiving feast goes, this website here will confirm this. Besides, Turkey is not all that good anyway, I like it only thin sliced and in a sandwich! It's time to try something else this year. HINT[duck, geese, venison]

Thanksgiving History:

Governor William Bradford sent "four men fowling" after wild ducks and geese. It is not certain that wild turkey was part of their feast. However, it is certain that they had venison. The term "turkey" was used by the Pilgrims to mean any sort of wild fowl.

Another modern staple at almost every Thanksgiving table is pumpkin pie. But it is unlikely that the first feast included that treat. The supply of flour had been long diminished, so there was no bread or pastries of any kind. However, they did eat boiled pumpkin, and they produced a type of fried bread from their corn crop. There was also no milk, cider, potatoes, or butter. There was no domestic cattle for dairy products, and the newly-discovered potato was still considered by many Europeans to be poisonous. But the feast did include fish, berries, watercress, lobster, dried fruit, clams, venison, and plums.

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