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Did the native Americans give the pilgrims food?

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December 20, 2014 7:18AM

There are many myths about the early interactions between the "Indians" and the Pilgrims, but there does seem to be some truth to the fact that at first, the native peoples were willing to welcome the Europeans; and it is probably true that gifts of food were brought as a token of hospitality. However, there is no evidence that anyone ate turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes: more likely, the meal they shared included venison, or perhaps duck, beans, and corn.