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The True, Grim Story of the First Thanksgiving

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The True, Grim Story of the First Thanksgiving

The True, Grim Story of the First Thanksgiving

The True, Grim Story of the First Thanksgiving

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The story of Thanksgiving helped create a common American heritage. But the so-called facts aren't so true. NPR's Bob Edwards explains that the real Thanksgiving was much more grim than grade school teachers will allow in the annual pageant.

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