On Thanksgiving 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. Native Americans Have Little to Celebrate on Thanksgiving - David J. Silverman, Nov. 28, 2019, from The Daily Beast. On mythical Pilgrim/Indian harmony in colonial Plymouth and after..