Many people live in the United States. They come from all over the world. Native American tribes lived here first.
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The Pilgrims sailed to America in 1620. They met a Native American tribe called the Wampanoags. The Wampanoags helped the Pilgrims live.
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They taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn. This helped the Pilgrims survive. The two groups did not always get along.
But they came together in 1621. They had a feast. It lasted for three days. It was the first Thanksgiving.
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Today, many Americans still celebrate Thanksgiving. We gather with friends and family. We have a feast. We give thanks for all we have.
We are thankful for friends. We are thankful for family. We are thankful for the Wampanoags. They helped the Pilgrims long ago.
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The first Thanksgiving meal was a feast. They ate deer. They ate corn. They ate fish. What do you eat on Thanksgiving?
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