The pilgrims came to the new world on a ship called the Mayflower. The pilgrims were beneath deck in a small cramped space. The area below the deck was also dark. Men were sent back and forth from the Mayflower to build houses on the new land. Women would be afraid about their husbands because many of them died with this task. About half of the pilgrims died because they were on the Mayflower through winter.
The first thanksgiving was meant to celebrate a whole year they survived and to celebrate their harvests. An actual thanksgiving was a day to fast because of pilgrim religion. The thanksgiving they had was the harvest festival. The Indians and the pilgrims celebrated. The Indians brought deer and the pilgrims supplied the rest.