So besides eating ourselves sick while football drones on in the background, what’s the actual story with Thanksgiving again? Pilgrims, Squanto, Plymouth, cranberries — it’s easy to get confused. But thanks to a team of precocious New York City 5- and 7-year-olds assembled for a new 3 ½-minute video that's doing well on Mashable
, we’ve got some new and enlightening (and completely amusing) answers.
“The pilgrims were people from England and their king wasn’t treating them well, so they moved to New York and they sort of took over the African-Americans’ land and now we call African-Americans Indians,” the mash-up begins. That’s courtesy of a loquacious dark-eyed 5-year-old, whose other bits of wisdom include, “The girls always wore stockings,” “There was like 100 and something people on the boat,” and “They didn’t really know how to survive and winter was coming.”
Others chimed in with their thoughts on Pilgrim customs, possible names, and fashion sense.
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