An educational animation that tells the in-depth story surrounding the first "thanksgiving". A full bibliography and list of sources appears in the video description. Hope you enjoy!
This video is meant to give a non-bias account of the events which unfolded in the years leading up to the First Thanksgiving, and the several years following the feast (roughly 1614-1622 CE). I apologize for any pronunciation errors with Native American names; I have a deep respect for the native peoples of America, but I am ignorant on speaking their languages. I hope I have not offended anyone!
To keep the video below 7 minutes, many details were negated, so everything inside my video is what I consider essential to receiving a well-rounded view and understanding of this very interesting event. For instance, we still don't know what the epidemic of the Great Dying of 1616-1619 CE was, despite numerous theories. Squanto died in 1622 CE, never admitting any involvement in a plot to overthrow Massasoit. The events that happened after 1622 CE could fill several more videos!
There is no political agenda behind this video. I am a student of history with and I have tried to give an account of the first Thanksgiving that is as close as we can possibly get to the truth.
Cite This Work
History, U. (2020, October 19). The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2160/the-first-thanksgiving-what-really-happened/
History, Uncivil. "The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 19, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2160/the-first-thanksgiving-what-really-happened/.
History, Uncivil. "The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Oct 2020. Web. 22 Sep 2021.