The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3228   Message #16545
Posted By: Jerry Friedman
23-Nov-97 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: Don't forget Thanksgiving (songs)
Subject: RE: Don't forget Thanksgiving
As we are VERY carefully taught in the U.S., the founders of the Plymouth Plantation in 1620 were not Puritans, and had nothing against feasting. However, they were Separatists (what would later be called Dissenters, I think). The real Puritans later founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony nearby, which after a period of not always harmonious relations absorbed Plymouth Plantation.

(On the other hand, how many people in the U.S. know that next year is the 400th anniversary of San Gabriel, the first European settlement in New Mexico, led by that @*#$&$* Juan de Onate?)