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6 Myths About The Pilgrims Debunked

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

We all know the story of Thanksgiving, but, by now, we have also heard that the story does not go as we have been told when we were little. That fun get-together story between the pilgrims and the Native Americans has not been as peaceful, or as well-intentioned as our childhood stories make it out to be. There are a lot of myths around the pilgrims and what we know today as Thanksgiving, some of which went unaddressed for hundreds of years.

Here we have compiled a list of 6 myths surrounding the pilgrims and their stories, debunking some of the most well-known ones and rectifying some of the lies of our past. We might not agree with what our ancestors did, but today we can move forward with understanding the past and making amends.

To do that, we need to know and understand the real story that took place, so we can tell our children and grandchildren the truth about who the pilgrims were and what they actually did. Have you ever wondered what was true and what was not?

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