The story of Thanksgiving
My family's relationship to Indians in 17th century colonial America was typical of the times. The Indians and the colonists were both just groups of people trying to survive in a harsh environment. There were many types of food that were eaten in The New World, including, of course, turkey. And there was corn and potatoes. We take all of this for granted, but remember that Europe had none of these foods, and there was some doubt as to their safely. By the 18th century, that doubt had passed, and these new foods became wildly popular. But in the 1600s, you had to be pretty hungry to try them. But the colonists were hungry, and they did try them. And aren't you glad they did?
Posted by Brad Hall