In late 1620, the Pilgrims sailed from
Plymouth Harbor (in England) to Plymouth
(in what is now Massachusetts, USA) on a sailing
ship called the Mayflower.
The Pilgrims sailed to America to find religious freedom.
The first winter in the New World was harsh and
very difficult for the Pilgrims.
In 1621, the Wampanoag people (who lived in the area),
met the Pilgrims and taught them how to hunt, farm,
and fish in this new land.
In October, 1621, an after-harvest feast was
shared by 52 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag.
This was the first Thanksgiving.