Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving was in 1621 during Autumn it was with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag. Ten months after they all arrived they had been building. So far at that time they had built 7 houses, 3 store houses, and 1 meeting house. This was the start of the First Thanksgiving.
In 1621 you had to shot your meal. Ducks were the main meal or course. In order to cook them they would have to roast the duck over the fire. They did not have turkey, cranberry sauce, or potatoes on the first Thanksgiving. They did have though, seafood, onions, corn, and squash. Thanksgiving actually went a whole week then. They could eat indoors or outdoors it made no difference. Between meals the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag would play games. they would play the pin game or even blind man's bluff. The Pin Game was a simple game. The rules were just this you had to throw a ring onto a pin. It is pretty self explanatory. They also English grown up games. Men would shot at targets. It wasn't really a game it was more a contest. They would see what man could shot the best. this was probably important because they had to hunt for all their food so they can't go around missing everything they see. They need to provide for their family. The Pilgrims and the Wapanoag also would sing and dance. These are the traditions of the first Thanksgiving. I enjoyed reading about these traditions and I hope you enjoyed learning to.

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