When the Pilgrims sat down with the American Indians for the Thanksgiving feast, they celebrated their blessings, of a good hunt and a bountiful harvest. They were thankful to God and the American Indians who helped them through the devastating winter.
It has been said by historians that without the help of the American Indians, none of the Pilgrims would have survived their first winter in Plymouth.
So this Thanksgiving, as we celebrate our blessings over the past year, I beg of you to share the history of the first Thanksgiving and the role American Indians played in helping the Pilgrims.
It has been close to 400 years ago, yet now the American Indians are still suffering in today’s world.
Ken Cowan, Fresno