The Surprising History of Thanksgiving

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When Americans talk about the history of Thanksgiving, most think of the pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621.

But historian and author Jane Hampton Cook has found surprising information about the holiday.

She says the first Thanksgiving in the U.S. may have been a Spanish fiesta and that celebration as we know it today was in response to the Great Depression.

Click play to watch as she explains her findings to CBN News.

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