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I was raised to believe…
I was raised to believe the First Thanksgiving, aside from giving thanks to abundant crops, was a general peace between Native Americans and Pilgrims. What it was instead was a military alliance initiated by Chief Massasoit of the Ousemequin to use the Pilgrim muskets & arms as Weapons of Mass Destruction, to rid himself of his adversary, the Narragansetts. SOURCE: “Mourt’s Relation” 1620-1621