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The story most of us know about Thanksgiving is inaccurate and incomplete. The real Thanksgiving didn't involve a turkey, cranberry sauce or a great big celebration.
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The very first Thanksgiving looked a lot different than most of us realize. From the food to the politics, Thanksgiving is much more complex than your family's secret recipe for stuffing.
Learn more here:
History Channel. “Abraham Lincoln and the 'Mother of Thanksgiving.'”
Time. “What We Really Know About the First Thanksgiving.”

Native News Online. “Hundreds of American Indians to Gather on Alcatraz Island for (Un)Thanksgiving Day Sunrise Ceremony.”
Scientific American. “Pollution, Poverty and People of Color: A Michigan Tribe Battles a Global Corporation.”
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NPR. “Native Americans Struggle to Find Housing While Facing Discrimination.”

Presented by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Written by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Debbie Schedivy
Produced by: Imaeyen Ibanga
Executive producer: Sarah Nasr
Music tracks courtesy of APM and Audio Networks.
Footage and images courtesy of Getty, Reuters, Al Jazeera.
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