Yes, we know we put "history" in the title twice. That's because there's the real history that consists of a history of First Nation people and public proclamations of calls to be thankful from - of all entitities - the US Government.
Also, there's the MU Blog "history" of Thanksgiving posts.
Real Thanksgiving History
The first "history" is about Thanksgiving as an American holiday. Check out this compilation of useful links (and not a Wikipedia link in sight! But if you were wondering...)
- History Channel is actually a pretty good resource
- The Smithsonian seems reputable
- President George Washington makes a proclamation (See Below for real image)
- President Abraham Lincoln makes a proclamation
- Also, current President Barack Obama makes the traditional 2011 Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation
MU Blog Thanksgiving
The second "history" is just a Thanksgiving tag on this blog. How about checking out the Thanksgiving blessings and letters we've posted in past years?