Thanksgiving for the Pilgrims were celbrated by fasting and praying instead of feasting. In the Austumn of 1621 was when the feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag's took place. After being at Plimoth for only a few months the Pilgrims had already built seven houses, a common meeting place, and three storehouses for supplies and food from their first harvest. They had to get their food by killing the animals they wished to eat. Their main meal was more than likley duck. The women roasted the ducks while the children wouldgrind corn into samp.
Massaoit had seven men to hunt deer because deer was the Wampanoag's favorite dish. The fist Thanksgiving didnt include turkey and cranberries and patatoes werent even invented yet but they had duck and swan and a lot of sea food and cabbage. The meals were more than a week long. They werent a hour or two long like the Thanksgiving feasts we eat now.