Thanksgiving in North America: From Local Harvests to National Holiday


Subject:
Holidays and Observances Individually , Thanksgiving

Description:
This site traces the history of Thanksgiving in North America and the U.S. "Most Americans are familiar with the Pilgrim's Thanksgiving Feast of 1621, but few realize that it was not the first festival of its kind in North America." Discusses Native American harvest celebrations; celebrations in Newfoundland, Florida, Maine, and Virginia prior to the Pilgrims' celebration; and presidential Thanksgiving proclamations. Part of the Encyclopedia Smithsonian from the Smithsonian Institution.

Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/thanks.htm


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