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Thanksgiving becomes a national holiday

By |2018-10-29T14:36:41+00:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|

Sarah Hale, who made Thanksgiving a national holiday Thanksgiving in the 1700s In the 1700s, most of the thirteen colonies had public Thanksgiving feasts at least once a year. Sometimes people held them more than once a year. The governor of each colony decided when to celebrate Thanksgiving. But in 1817, the governor of New York State decided to [...]

Thanksgiving – American holidays

By |2018-10-29T14:26:47+00:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|

History of Thanksgiving: A map of Wampanoag village at Plymouth Bay in 1613 AD,just before the Puritans arrived. See the growing crops around each house? Green Corn Ceremony Beginning about 100 AD, when they started farming their food, all throughout the middle and eastern parts of North America, people celebrated the Green Corn Ceremony every fall [...]

Three Sisters – Native American religion

By |2018-04-24T10:38:43+00:00August 10th, 2017|Native American, Religion|

  Corn, beans, and squash growing together Different people told different versions of this story. Here is a Cherokee version: Once upon a time there were three sisters. The first sister was very tall and strong; her name was Corn Girl, and she wore a pale green dress and had long yellow hair that blew in [...]

Native American religion – Early North America

By |2018-04-12T08:53:20+00:00August 10th, 2017|Native American, Religion|

Navajo dancers There were many different groups of people living in North America. They spoke different languages. They had different kinds of houses and clothes. But they still all had some religious ideas in common. For instance, pretty much everyone in North America had a creation story about how the earth was made and how their people got to be on [...]

Green corn ceremony – Native American religion

By |2018-04-12T08:53:19+00:00August 10th, 2017|Food, Native American, Religion|

Corn, beans, and squash growing together Like other people around the world, when people in North America started to get more of their food from farming, starting about 1 AD, they also began to hold harvest festivals every year to celebrate a successful harvest with plenty of food to eat for the next year. People thanked the [...]