Native American supporter Deborah Theodore, left, of Belmont, Mass., and her daughter, Sofia Theodore-Pierce stand by the statue of Massasoit on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass., during the 35th National Day of Mourning, Nov. 25, 2004.

Thanksgiving stories gloss over the history of US settlement on Native lands


The popular version of the “first Thanksgiving” story frequently portrays happy colonists and Native Americans feasting together. But it hides the realities of what many historians and activists call “settler colonialism.”

Family gathered for an outdoor meal

‘Constructive arguing’ can help keep the peace at your Thanksgiving table

Colorful red and purple maize ears.

What the first Thanksgiving dinner actually looked like

closeup of hands shucking corn

Indigenous chef Sean Sherman wants you to know the truth behind Thanksgiving


Behind the Balloons: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Arts, Culture & Media

Behind the Balloons: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Arts, Culture & Media

Giant balloon characters have been part of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since the 1920s. But what happens to the balloons when the parade is over?

Norman Rockwell’s Endless Thanksgiving Meme

Arts, Culture & Media

Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” went from rejected sketch to one of the most iconic images in American history.

Roughly 220 guests came to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum for this year’s annual Thanksgiving FEAST. It was the second time the event was both held and sold out.

Culture, history and cuisine come together at this Native Thanksgiving dinner


The dinner is a chance for people to break bread together and hear a narrative that inspires critical thinking about Native life and legacy.

Thanksgiving in Hibbing, Minnesota with the family of Korean-American author Marie Myung-Ok Lee.

A mundane Thanksgiving can be the ideal holiday gift

Global Politics

Her parents survived war and upheaval in Korea. Then they embraced bland Thanksgiving rituals in an effort to give their kids a predictable, safe vision of their future.

Ruesch farm

The great American cranberry thrives in the ‘world’s smallest’ organic bog


Humans have been eating and enjoying cranberries for thousands of years. One small organic family farm near Vesper, Wisconsin, still grows its berries the old-fashioned way, and customers can tell the difference, says the farm’s owner.