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  1. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Happy Thanksgivings.

    Be safe. Drink don't drive.
     
  2. Terry

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    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

    Celebrating the first Thanksgiving,

    “And God be praised we had a good increase… Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”

    Edward Winslow, Mourt’s Relation: D.B. Heath, ed. Applewood Books. Cambridge, 1986. p 82

    “They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty. For as some were thus employed in affairs abroad, others were exercised in fishing, about cod and bass and other fish of which they took good store, of which every family had their portion. All the summer there was no want; and now began to come in store of fowl, as winter approached, of which is place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees). And besides waterfowl there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many, besides venison, etc. Besides, they had about a peck a meal a week to a person, or now since harvest, Indian corn to that proportion. Which made many afterwards write so largely of their plenty here to their friends in England, which were not feigned but true reports.

    William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation: S.E. Morison, ed. Knopf. N.Y., 1952. p 90

    By early 1621, the Pilgrims had built crude huts and a common house on the shores of Plymouth Bay. Soon neighboring Indians began to build relations with the Pilgrims. SQUANTO, a local Indian who had been kidnapped and taken to England nearly a decade before, served as an interpreter with the local tribes. Squanto taught the Pilgrims to fertilize the soil with dried fish remains to produce a stellar corn crop.

    MASSASOIT, the chief of the nearby Wampanoags, signed a treaty of alliance with the Pilgrims in the summer. In exchange for assistance with defense against the feared Narragansett tribe, Massasoit supplemented the food supply of the Pilgrims for the first few years.

    The first direct contact with a Native American was made in March 1621, and soon after, Chief Massasoit paid a visit to the settlement. After an exchange of greetings and gifts, the two peoples signed a peace treaty that lasted for more than 50 years.

      • TERMS OF THE TREATY

        Following the introductory ceremonies, Carver and Massasoit Ousamequin agreed upon the terms of a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Pokanokets. The treaty of mutual support they negotiated said in part:

        1. That he nor any of his should do hurt to any of their people.

        2. That if any of his did hurt any of theirs, he should send the offender, that they might punish him.

        3. That if anything were taken away from any of theirs, he should cause it to be restored; and they should do the like to his.

        4. If any did unjustly war against him, they would aid him; if any did war against them, he should aid them.

        5. He should send to his neighbors confederates to certify them of this, that they might not wrong them, but might be likewise compromised in the conditions of peace.

        6. That when their men came to them, they should leave their bows and arrows behind them.

        7. That King James would esteem Massasoit (Ousamequin) as his friend and ally.
    Like many others, I had family at the first Thanksgiving.
    Priscilla Mullins and John Alden.
     
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  4. Terry

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    Another year, and remembering what we have to be thankful for. Work and family has been good this year. My skis are in good shape, things are looking up.
     
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