While turkey was served, so were deer, swan, goose and various seafood. And the reasons for the feast remains a mystery.
She cited the notes of on-the-scene witness Edward Winslow who tells of three days “characterized by the smell of gun powder mingled with the aroma of roasting meat,” during which “great quantities of beer and wine were consumed.” In Winslow’s notes, he makes no mention of giving thanks to God or to the Wampanoags, who brought almost all of the food.
What do you get when you mix capitalism and Christianity? You get people eager to conquer others in the name of God and Mammon. Thus it's not surprising that within a decade or two, the "peace-loving" Pilgrims were at war with the Indians.
This approach has continued down through the ages: from the original Crusades to Columbus's voyages to Bush's "crusade" against Islamic countries. It's a staple of Western civilization. You kill the "others," take their riches, and claim God told you to do it.
Below: A classic compendium of our Thanksgiving myths, just as described by Trimble's contact.