Profile of the Day: Massasoit

Posted November 22, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment


This Thursday, the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving. When the Pilgrims first settled at Plymouth, the settlers suffered through a brutal winter. Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe, forged an alliance with the Pilgrims and helped prevent the failure of the Plymouth Colony. To celebrate the  Pilgrim’s first successful harvest, the settlers held a celebratory feast and invited their Native American allies to join, including Massasoit. Today, the celebration is remembered as the first Thanksgiving.

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  • mariaedzed

    Well, that was the first NEW ENGLAND Thanksgiving. I believe Jamestown had their first day of thanksgiving in 1607 []

    All that aside, in case I don’t talk to you before then, Happy Thanksgiving to all the Geni staff and to all my Geni friends.