Photo by Josh T Reynolds for USA Today
Photo by Josh T Reynolds for USA Today
Recreation of Leyden Street at Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Mass

Before they’re served piles of turkey and pie, kids often hear the story of the first Thanksgiving – how Pilgrims and native Americans came together to feast and count their blessings.

But most aren’t told native people likely outnumbered English colonists 2-to-1 at the harvest feast in 1621. Nor do they usually learn just how much Pilgrims relied on the native Wampanoag tribe during those tough early days.

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