Unpacking Origins of Thanksgiving Leads to Hard Truths
With Thanksgiving on the minds of many, members of the Wampanoag tribe spoke on a chilly Thursday evening to reflect on what to them is not a festive holiday.
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Indians Planning Day of Mourning: Wampanoags to Host the Cape Cod Event

A national day of mourning is to be observed by Indians from all parts of the country at Plymouth on Thanksgiving Day, with Gay Head’s Indians - members of the Wampanoag tribe - among those serving as hosts. The solemn two-day event will begin the night before Thanksgiving at the Bourne High School and will continue until mid-afternoon Thursday, in Plymouth, when the annual Pilgrim Parade is scheduled to begin.

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Thanksgiving Travel Saw More Coming than Going on the Vineyard
The 2020 Thanksgiving holiday saw a reversal in travel habits to and from the Vineyard, with a higher proportion of off-Islanders coming, while an even higher percentage of Islanders decided to stay put.
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Spirit of Thanksgiving Overflows at Weekend Food Donations
Aaron Wilson
Island churches, nonprofit organizations, Stop & Shop and countless volunteers teamed up to provide over 400 Thanksgiving meals to Vineyard families in need this past weekend.
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Still Busy, But Thanksgiving Travel Patterns Shift This Year
Thanksgiving week is shaping up to be a busy one on the Vineyard, as visitors appear to be coming early and staying longer, advance booking data from the SSA shows.
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Going Beyond the Myth This Thanksgiving
Maia Coleman
Historian David Silverman and Wampanoag tribe member David Vanderhoop unpacked the true story of the first Thanksgiving in a conversation hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.
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Holiday Meal Origins Hold Some Hard Truths
Will Sennott
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, two members of the Wampanoag Tribe held a gathering on Saturday entitled The Thanksgiving Myth Busted.
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The Thanksgiving Myth Busted
On Saturday, Nov. 16 Sassafras Earth Education will host a potluck conversation entitled The Thanksgiving Myth Busted.
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Turducken Time
Suzan Bellincampi
Every year, around this time, an unusual creature makes an appearance.
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Volunteers Give Thanks by Giving Back at Family to Family Program
Connie Berry

On Friday afternoon, about a half dozen high school football players arrived at the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven. Prayer time before the big game? No, they were there to help distribute food for the Family to Family program which helps local families in need receive a Thanksgiving meal.

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