The Answer Sheet: historical myth


Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/26/2009

Why we eat turkey on Thanksgiving (when the Pilgrims ate deer)--and other holiday myths

This is the story you and your kids probably learned in school: In 1621, Pilgrims, dressed in black and white with buckles on their shoes, held a feast in Plymouth Colony to celebrate their first harvest. They invited Wampanoag Indians, and everyone gobbled down turkey and pumpkin pie. It turns out that only some of that is true.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/26/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Civics Education | Tags:  Thanksgiving, historical myth, history