Waterfowl – not turkey – would have been the main course.
Winslow Homer, 'Right and Left' (1909), National Gallery of Art
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
Pilgrims at Lourdes.
Films motivate people to travel to locations previously unknown. In the process, tourists become a lot like spiritual seekers.
Two Hungry Dudes
Henry VIII's Spanish queen, Catherine, introduced him to them and he is said to have eaten 20 at one sitting. Food for thought this Thanksgiving.
We can give thanks to the strong winds of trans-Atlantic trade for ‘Tom Turkey.’
A globalization expert shares two surprising tales of how the powerful winds of trans-Atlantic trade affected the quintessentially American holiday.
Jennie A. Brownscombe’s ‘The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth’ (1914).
The Pilgrims were thankful for finally being able to vanquish Thomas Morton and Ferdinando Gorges, who spent years trying to undermine the legal basis for settlements in Massachusetts and beyond.
What is the history of the Thanksgiving dinner?
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902, Library of Congress
At a time when America feels divided and families face rifts, the history of Thanksgiving offers lessons in unity, generosity and faith.