In this essay I will be talking about The First Thanksgiving. Also I will be talking about the people that participated in this event, the events, and landing in America. My thoughts are That the Pilgrims and Indians were friendly that is why that made a Thanksgiving feast to thank each other and the Lord our God. But I do not know if they Pilgrims and Indians were friendly to each other. So, as I will be writing/typing this essay I am gonna learn a lot new things about The First Thanksgiving.
In this paragraph I will be writing/typing about the people that participated in this event. The first people that I will be talking about, is the Pilgrims. First question, who were the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims were English Separatists who founded Plymouth in New England. In the early 17th Century, a few English Puritans broke away from the Church of England. One such congregation, originally located in the village of Scrooby in Nottinghamshire, moved first from England to Amsterdam, and then later some left for North America aboard the Mayflower. This group were first called The Pilgrims by William Bradford. The Mayflower’s passengers were first described as the Pilgrim Fathers in 1799. The word pilgrim itself simply means a person who travels, especially a long distance, as an act of religious devotion. The Pilgrims (or Separatists) left Europe because they believed that the reforms of the Anglican Church had not gone far enough. In order to be rightful interpreters of the Bible independent of an inherited social and culture order, the Pilgrims knew they had to leave England and seperate themselves from Anglican Church. They first moved to Holland. After twelve years of hard life in Holland, the Pilgrims decided to move again. They hoped to find a better and easier place of living, to propagate and advance the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in remote parts of the world, ad to be left alone to live in their own pure and righteous way. They also knew that Holland’s truce with Catholic Spain was near its end and the Pilgrims would have been wiped out if Spain took control of Holland. The Pilgrims sailed this ship across the Atlantic Ocean, following a path to a landmass previously discovered by the explorer, Christopher Columbus. They landed in what is now known as Cape Cod.
The Indians were Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous people of the United States. There are over five-hundred federally recognized tribes within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. The term excludes Native Hawaiians and some Alaska Natives. My thought about what the Indians and the Pilgrims thought about each other, is that when they saw each they started fighting, this is what I think. What really happened was the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians did have a harmonious relationship in the early years of the Plymouth Colony. But historians and interpreters say it was based on practical reasons that hold lessons for such relations today. By the time the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts Bay they found only one living Patuxet Indian, a man named Squanto who had survived slavery in England and knew their language. He taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn and how to fish, and negotiated a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Nation. Here are some interesting facts about Squanto, the first one is that his birth name was Tisquantum. The second one is he was captured by the Wampanoag, but rescued by Myles Standish and the Pilgrims who did not want to lose their interpreter. The third one is h was likely at the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth. Last but not least Squanto taught the colonists to bury dead fish in the soil for fertilizer. When the Pilgrims meet Squanto, he helped the Pilgrims communicate with the Native Americans. He taught them how to plant corn. He taught them how to catch fish. He taught them where to find nuts and berries. That is why Squanto was really important for them (Pilgrims).
In this paragraph I will be writing about the events. What happened was the Pilgrims left their land and came to a place called Plymouth. There the Indians (Native Americans) helped them build houses and find food. The Native Americans (Indians) were the first people to live in America. The Pilgrims left the New World from England; they were seeking freedom from religious oppression. They also left because the Pilgrims believed that the reforms of the Anglican Church had not gone far enough. The date of what is typically recognized as the first Thanksgiving is not precisely known, it is generally believed to have occurred between September 21 and November 9, 1621. The American tradition of Thanksgiving began with a three-day feast that took place in 1621 to celebrate a bountiful harvest. It became cemented as an annual celebration in 1863, when President Lincoln declared a Day of Thanksgiving in the midst of the Civil War.
In fact, the pilgrims probably did not eat turkey on their first Thanksgiving. We do know that they ate venison, wild turkey, clams, lobster, mussels, sea bass, bluefish, corn, squash, and beans.
In my conclusion I will like to conclude that the first Thanksgiving went really good. The Pilgrims and Indians became very good friends. The Indians taught the Pilgrims how to catch fish and how to grow corn. There would never ever been a day of Thanksgiving if the Indians and Pilgrims didn’t meet and become friends. So this is what I would like to conclude my conclusion with.
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