The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened

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Joshua J. Mark
by Uncivil History
published on 19 October 2020
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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!

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

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.

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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/

Chicago Style

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/.

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History, Uncivil. "The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Oct 2020. Web. 22 Sep 2021.