|Pequot tribal descendants reenact an encounter with early European settlers.|
|Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, |
|Pequot basketry, early to mid-19th century|
|Pequot art today, Quilled Box, 1996,|
|Although the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621 seems to have been a peaceful |
enough affair, later colonial Thanksgiving celebrations often followed
brutal massacres of "native savages."