Skip to comments.The Distinctively American Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/24/2011 9:23:25 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
That first Thanksgiving in the autumn of 1621 involving the Pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag Confederacy under Massasoit occurred with many signs of God´s providence.
That three day festival of meals including 5 deer (provided by the some 90 Indians attending); abundant wild game (probably waterfowl and wild turkey); fish, corn and bread was undoubtedly not the very first of celebrations giving thanks to God in the New World as these were a feature of the great Christian piety of the Europeans who came to the Western hemisphere after Columbus.
But the Plymouth culinary event was the celebration most remembered as the quintessential Thanksgiving in the U.S.
Some Hispanics will proudly note a Thanksgiving that was held on Sept. 8th in 1565 in Saint Augustine, Florida. But dear Hispanics, this is not a who gets credit for the first Thanksgiving but for that distinctive and uniquely American one-at Plymouth.
No, Thanksgiving must not be hijacked. Just as America´s survival onto nationhood despite the dangers of its revolution can be ascribed to Divine assistance so to the survival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. Their Mayflower Compact was so revolutionary (and which served as an inspiration for later constitutions) and proclaimed:
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten,
Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick
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Either you’re thankful.. -OR-
You think someone owes you something..
You know... you “deserve it”.. whatever that is..
“Entitlement” you’re entitled to something..
and believe “as it were” a FREE Lunch...
Utopian Dreams... Bunny Hole Logic.. a vote for Negrodamus..
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