Nov 16, 2017
The Conversation By Julie Lesnik, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University. Waterfowl – not turkey – would have been the main course. Winslow Homer, 'Right and Left' (1909), National Gallery of Art Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took place in 1621 in Massachusetts.
What the first Thanksgiving dinner actually looked like