Description: The First Thanksgiving 1621, published 1932.
Pilgrims and Natives gather to share meal.
Creator: Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome, 1863-1930, Artist
For many Americans, the Thanksgiving meal
includes seasonal dishes such as roast turkey
with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes
and pumpkin pie.
The holiday dates back to November 1621, when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest feast, an event regarded as America’s “first Thanksgiving.”