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Happy Thanksgiving! Lesson from our past history: Original foods from 1621

November 25, 2010

Lesson from our past history: lets help out each

other more in many different ways: health, love, and

also spiritually!….Happy Thanksgiving!

Learning from our past is what makes a society smarter, more resilient, more developed.

Health Care reform? Thanksgiving? You wonder why these two go together in a special day like today. Our brave and courageous pilgrims needed help to grow the first harvest. Native Indians didn’t think about it: They just helped out, reached out. That was the beginning. Lets help each other out more in many different ways: Health, love and also spiritually: That’s why we live in the greatest country, United States of America.


In 1621, native indians, the Wampanoag Indian and the Plymouth colonists  shared an autumn harvest feast which is considered today as one of the first Thanksgiving. This harvest  and shared meal has become a symbol of cooperation, respect, interaction and collaboration between English colonists and Native Americans.

Foods That May Have Been on the Menu

Seafood: Cod, Eel, Clams, Lobster
Wild Fowl: Wild Turkey, Goose, Duck, Crane, Swan, Partridge, Eagles
Meat: Venison, Seal
Grain: Wheat Flour, Indian Corn
Vegetables: Pumpkin, Peas, Beans, Onions, Lettuce, Radishes, Carrots

Source: Kathleen Curtin, Food Historian at Plimoth Plantation.

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