Use this study guide to explore the myth about Thanksgiving and the get-together of the Pilgrims and Native Americans near what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts. Read a very good description of the Wampanoags who lived close to where the Pilgrims landed. You can find out about their economy, society, and religious practices. The years just before the Pilgrims moved in were hard and destructive to the Wampanoag way of life. The Pilgrims found a weakened people, who, despite their own problems, taught the neophyte Englishmen enough to get them through the year. See how the myth of Thanksgiving diverges from the truth when you read about the harvest ceremony the English held.
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