What Did the Pilgrims and Native Americans Eat at the First Thanksgiving? – FamilySearch November 23, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch recently – What Did the Pilgrims and Native Americans Eat at the First Thanksgiving?: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/what-did-the-pilgrims-eat-first-thanksgiving/. Article is much longer, but here are some details.

November 23, 2020 by David Nielsen

Every year in November, many people in the United States gather with family for a giant feast. The traditional meal includes turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, glazed carrots, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, rolls—you name it. All the things the first Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag ate back in the year 1621, right?

Of course, we know that isn’t exactly accurate. For one thing, macaroni and cheese is definitely not a traditional Thanksgiving food, nor did the Pilgrims and Wampanoag have oven-safe dishes for baking green-bean casseroles. Or marshmallows. So, what did the Pilgrims eat during that very first Thanksgiving? Let’s take a deeper dive. The answers might surprise you.

1. Turkey


2. Mashed Potatoes


3. Cranberry Sauce


4. Corn


5. Pumpkin Pie


6. Lobster



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