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It all started in 1621, when many Native American tribes traveled to the East Coast of the United States. They celebrated the first Thanksgiving, in a location which is now known as southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island. It was the home of the Wampanoag tribe for over 12,000 years and was visited by many settlers from Europe before the arrival of the Mayflower.

As the season fall started to come, four settlers hunted food for a harvest celebration. Rumors where spread through the different tribes based on the possibilities of the tribe attacking one other. The Native Americans soon realized that the English were simply hunting for their harvest celebration. As time went on, peace was settled between the settlers and Native Americans and celebrated their First Thanksgiving.

Today, the modern Thanksgiving is a national holiday, to be celebrate after the passage about the harvest gathering of 1621 to be labeled the first Thanksgiving.

Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!!

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