I have to object to the use of the term "The First Thanksgiving" as applied to Plymouth and Plimoth Plantation. Plymouth was closer to the fifth thanksgiving celebrated by Europeans. Jamestown was earlier, as were other settlements in what is now Virginia, Maine and Florida. The very first European thanksgiving is believed to have been Spanish explorers seeking gold: Coronado led 1,500 men in thanksgiving near modern day Amarillo, Texas, in May of 1541. That celebration lasted two weeks and was probably a lot more like our modern day feasts than the Separatist prayer rituals the Pilgrims of Plimoth held back in England. I understand the point of your article, and completely sympathize, but I also see no mention of wopila, and, as mentioned in previous comments, you interviewed no Wampanoag. The thanksgiving between the Wampanoag and Pilgrims bears little resemblance to modern day Thanksgivings, and was actually held in October. I believe you could have found a better way to get your very valid point across.