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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

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Happy Thanksgiving Starhawkers!

 

Today we gourge ourselfs in the company of our families to honor that day many moons ago when the Outcasts shared their food with the Rifters...or something like that :smileytongue:

Somehow I get the feeling Pilgrim should know a lot about this story! :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

 

Have a good one guys :smileywink:

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Nov 28, 2013

Happy thanksgiving to you too Arron!

 

And if i remember the outcasts had the rifters for  some feast right?:smileytongue:

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Thanks and Happy thanksgiving to you too!

 

The story of thanksgiving:

 

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/thanksgiving-story-illuminates-the-true-nature-of-the-wampanoag-peop...

 

 

While the Pilgrim story is at the core of Thanksgiving tradition in the United States, the original feast and harvest celebration was more a reflection of Wampanoag Indian culture than a traditional European Thanksgiving ceremony. The plight of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and arrived in mid-Winter on the Northeast coast of North America is a story repeated again and again during Thanksgiving celebrations. The main emphasis seems to be oriented more to their suffering and their eventual gratitude for Indian help in overcoming their deadly trials.

 

William Bradford, then governor of the pilgrim community, out of gratitude for the help provided by the indigenous peoples, initiated a humble invitation to a meal to express the thankfulness of the settlers to three key Wampanoag Indians: Massasoit, Squanto, and Samoset. The meal was originally intended to demonstrate the colonists’ thanks for the assistance they received from the indigenous peoples, but directed specifically to these three men. Especially as the leader of the English community, he recognized that the help provided was essential for his people’s survival.

 

Bradford wrote that Squanto, “was a special instrument of God for their good… He directed them how to set their corn, where to fish, and to procure other commodities, and was also their pilot to bring them to unknown places.” Essentially, with his help, the surviving Pilgrims would be able to extend their lives through the second winter. It is recorded that Squanto actually spent 18 months with the Pilgrim community and Bradford maintained a trust of Squanto and Massasoit who was the Grand Sachem of the Wampanoag people.

 

Of course, the best laid plans can often go awry, and whether something was lost in translation or Massasoit just took charge of the situation; there were 90 Wampanoags who showed up for the meal! Undoubtedly, it would have been cause for great concern from the English perspective, as much of their bountiful harvest would have been devoured by so many people rather quickly. Yet, the Indians overwhelmed the aliens with their hospitality. Even though the English extended the invitation, the Indians brought food with them, and it was the Wampanoags who provided most of the food. In fact, they provided so much that there was food enough for feasting for three days.

 

That celebration must have been emotionally overwhelming to the Pilgrims, as of the 102 men, women, and children who came across on the Mayflower, all but one made it to Cape Cod. However, it had been extremely difficult to survive the harsh coastal winter for the foreign people who decided to settle at Squanto’s former village of Pautuxet (now known as Plymouth, MA). According to Bradford that time, “was most sad and lamentable… In two or three month’s time half of [our] company died… being the depth of winter, and wanting houses and other comforts [and] being infected with scurvy and other diseases.”

 

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Thanks and Happy thanksgiving to you too!

 

The story of thanksgiving:

 

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/thanksgiving-story-illuminates-the-true-nature-of-the-wampanoag-peop...

 

 

While the Pilgrim story is at the core of Thanksgiving tradition in the United States, the original feast and harvest celebration was more a reflection of Wampanoag Indian culture than a traditional European Thanksgiving ceremony. The plight of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and arrived in mid-Winter on the Northeast coast of North America is a story repeated again and again during Thanksgiving celebrations. The main emphasis seems to be oriented more to their suffering and their eventual gratitude for Indian help in overcoming their deadly trials.

 

William Bradford, then governor of the pilgrim community, out of gratitude for the help provided by the indigenous peoples, initiated a humble invitation to a meal to express the thankfulness of the settlers to three key Wampanoag Indians: Massasoit, Squanto, and Samoset. The meal was originally intended to demonstrate the colonists’ thanks for the assistance they received from the indigenous peoples, but directed specifically to these three men. Especially as the leader of the English community, he recognized that the help provided was essential for his people’s survival.

 

Bradford wrote that Squanto, “was a special instrument of God for their good… He directed them how to set their corn, where to fish, and to procure other commodities, and was also their pilot to bring them to unknown places.” Essentially, with his help, the surviving Pilgrims would be able to extend their lives through the second winter. It is recorded that Squanto actually spent 18 months with the Pilgrim community and Bradford maintained a trust of Squanto and Massasoit who was the Grand Sachem of the Wampanoag people.

 

Of course, the best laid plans can often go awry, and whether something was lost in translation or Massasoit just took charge of the situation; there were 90 Wampanoags who showed up for the meal! Undoubtedly, it would have been cause for great concern from the English perspective, as much of their bountiful harvest would have been devoured by so many people rather quickly. Yet, the Indians overwhelmed the aliens with their hospitality. Even though the English extended the invitation, the Indians brought food with them, and it was the Wampanoags who provided most of the food. In fact, they provided so much that there was food enough for feasting for three days.

 

That celebration must have been emotionally overwhelming to the Pilgrims, as of the 102 men, women, and children who came across on the Mayflower, all but one made it to Cape Cod. However, it had been extremely difficult to survive the harsh coastal winter for the foreign people who decided to settle at Squanto’s former village of Pautuxet (now known as Plymouth, MA). According to Bradford that time, “was most sad and lamentable… In two or three month’s time half of [our] company died… being the depth of winter, and wanting houses and other comforts [and] being infected with scurvy and other diseases.”

 


Wow, Pilgrim really does know a lot about Thanksgiving! Great read, I had never heard that part about them being surprised by the the 90 indians...who actually brought enough food to feed the Pilgrims! :smileyvery-happy:

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Im in Canada eh....
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FYI - Amazon.com is selling PS+ 1-year subscriptions for $29.99

 

 

I live in Canada, but was able to create a new account, and just set my State and ZIP code as American and was able to get a code.

 

Didn't want to create a new topic because it might have got moved.

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Im in Canada eh....

Well this American is still Thankful for you on Thanksgiving :smileywink:.

 

 

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yummy

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I'm late posting but I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. :smileyvery-happy:

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Bilsebob wrote:

I'm late posting but I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. :smileyvery-happy:


I second that.

 

Haven't been too the forums much recently. :robottongue:

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