America’s Real First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving book cover
America’s real first Thanksgiving didn’t involve Pilgrims and the menu quite likely included alligator. That’s because the real first Thanksgiving happened in September 1565 in St. Augustine with the Spanish colonists under Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the Timucua Indians as participants. According to Robyn Gioia in her book, America’s REAL First Thanksgiving, this event happened on September 8, 1565 – more than 50 years before the Pilgrims headed to the New World.

The staff at the Florida Public Archaeology Network have all the details about this delightful book on their blog, The Dirt on Public Archaeology. You can also visit Robyn’s site to learn more about this and other books she’s written.

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