What was eaten on the first Thanksgiving?
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Considering this, did they eat turkey on the first Thanksgiving?
No, the first Thanksgiving was probably held outdoors, including the meals. The English houses were too small to get everyone inside. Did they eat turkey? "Governor William Bradford does mention taking turkeys that year, but not in connection to the harvest celebration."
Subsequently, question is, why did the Pilgrims and the Native Americans eat what they ate at the first Thanksgiving? Both the Pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag tribe ate pumpkins and other squashes indigenous to New England—possibly even during the harvest festival—but the fledgling colony lacked the butter and wheat flour necessary for making pie crust. Moreover, settlers hadn't yet constructed an oven for baking.
Moreover, what did the pilgrims bring to the first Thanksgiving?
For most people, enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin for Thanksgiving is as traditional and American as, well, apple pie. But how did the Pilgrims really celebrate on what we now regard as the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621?
How was pumpkin served at the first Thanksgiving?
The Pilgrims' autumn harvest of 1621 was plentiful. There was no pumpkin pie—they didn't have a baking oven in Plimoth Plantation—but there might have been pumpkin served other ways, since both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag ate pumpkin and other indigenous squashes.