There are many Thanksgiving stories to tell
November 23, 2016 7:36 AM Subscribe
The Pilgrims are often depicted in popular culture as wearing only black and white clothing, with large golden buckles on their shoes and hats and long white collars. This stereotypical Pilgrim, however, is not historically accurate. The Pilgrims, in fact, wore a wide variety of colors. Mayflower History and Plimoth Plantation have more information on and examples of authentic Pilgrim and Wampanoag clothing, to correct just a few of the numerous issues with common depictions of early Thanksgiving celebrations (previously) that can be addressed through updated discussions and depictions of Thanksgiving celebrations.
- William Bradford, the leader of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, wrote Of Plymouth Plantation, which is a blend of fact and interpretation, and the source of the term "Pilgrims" for the Mayflower passengers; and
- , but we know popcorn was definitely not on the menu as evidence of popcorn’s first “pop” did not appear until the 1820s, when it was sold throughout the eastern United States under the names Pearl or Nonpareil.
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