The truth about Thanksgiving
And in colonial America in the 1600s, my family very often gave thanks to God. But they didn't do it with a big meal. They would fast.
They were living out in a "howling wilderness", and yes, their relationships with the native peoples were typical of what you think of in "the old west", sometimes there was cooperation, sometimes there was war. The reality was that life was pretty harsh. If you want your history to be all nice and tidy, you will need to read a history book from school, or watch a Disney movie. For me, I've always wanted the truth, even if it isn't all neat and clean.
And, not that it really matters, but just for the record, they didn't wear big hats with buckles on them. But I hope that kids today are still drawing them that way!
Posted by Brad Hall