Creating The Future with Brent Simpson

29. The real story of Thanksgiving: A conversation with Dr. Tracey McKenzie

November 23, 2020
What really happened on that first Thanksgiving? Historian Dr. Robert Tracey McKenzie joins us for this special episode of Creating the Future to share the real story of the first thanksgiving in 1621 and what we can learn from it today.
A few of the things we discuss:
  • Was the FIRST thanksgiving actually in 1621?
  • Why did the Pilgrims come to the new world?
  • What was their relationship with the native Americans?
  • Who was Squanto and was he a divinely appointed answer to prayer?
  • What food did they eat and games did they play on the 1st Thanksgiving?
Share this episode with the whole family and all your friends and remember the real story of Thanksgiving this year! To learn more about Dr. McKenzie: buy his book "The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History" or any of his other books: follow Dr. McKenzie's blog:
Wheaton College
Wheaton College (IL) Faculty Profile for Tracy McKenzie, Ph.D., Arthur F. Holmes Chair of Faith and Learning and Professor of History.
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