The Real First Thanksgiving - John McNeer, Nov. 27, 2019, from History Arch. An argument for an earlier (1619) Thanksgiving at Berkeley Plantation near Jamestown, which apparently did not feature the participation of friendly Indians.
The Invention of Thanksgiving - Philip DeLoria, Nov. 18, 2019, from The New Yorker. A description of the actual first Thanksgiving in Plymouth (including some Wampanoag history), as well as an account of how the holiday became a tradition in America.
For links to Virginia Indians and Virginia Indian Tribes, please refer to the Powhatan Tribes page. For film links, please refer to the Films page.
Rick Tatnall's online course on Pocahontas called Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians (June 15 – August 23, 2020) is now finished for 2020. Some people may still want to check out Rick's page at Replenish Richmond. (Sorry; page not active on Aug. 22, 2021.)
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