The First Thanksgiving. What Was Actually on the Menu at the first harvest feast?
Well, historians aren't completely certain about the full bounty, but it's safe to say the pilgrims weren't gobbling up pumpkin pie or playing with their mashed potatoes ( or undoing their pants and watching football highlights after the first meal;)
Following is a list of the foods that were available to the colonists at the time of the 1621 feast...However, the only two items that historians know for sure were on the menu are venison and wild fowl, which are mentioned in primary sources. The most detailed description of the "First Thanksgiving" comes from Edward Winslow from A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, in 1621: