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<p>The First Thanksgiving</p>

The First Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day: history’s bitter harvest

Native Indians have mixed views

The Thanksgiving pageant has been a staple of grade school lesson plans for about 100 years as youngsters dress up as Pilgrims and Indians to celebrate bounty and good fortune, as well as to usher in the holiday season. And as America celebrates both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage month in November, it is quite fitting to take a look at the history of the event.