America’s Thanksgiving holiday: How it grew into what it’s become

November 24, 2011 at 9:05 am in Grand Forks Herald

Here’s the facts: Almost all of these familiar assumptions we have about Thanksgiving in America are no more than a century or at most 200 years old. In reality, the modern American Thanksgiving didn’t spring into full-blown existence in the early 17th century, but evolved from several independent roots, and there were a number of significant changes along the way. Continue Reading