The true story of how the Pilgrims saved Thanksgiving

published Nov 24, 2016, last modified Dec 28, 2021

Today, we desecrate a myth — the Pilgrims didn't starve because they "didn't know how to farm or hunt". Watch this fascinating history video to learn the real reason why so many of the Pilgrims died the year they arrived, and how they conquered such peril over their next year. Happy Thanksgiving, America!

The true story of how the Pilgrims saved Thanksgiving

The historical materials used in the preparation of this video are at the bottom of the video's YouTube page. Main works referenced can be found here .

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