There was 1 thing that we all see when we hear the word thanksgiving, food. But in fact we were about to go to war against food. The year is 1492 a man by the name of Christopher Coulombs goes to Portugal and asks the leaders if they want to get spice from India because Portugal had recently been cut off from the spice trade. Portugal said no. So he goes to Spain asking the same question. They said yes, so he went around on a murder spree and steeling lots of stuff. Fast forward to 1618 and the British start building a ship called the mayflower in northern Ireland (Northern Ireland is still part of the Uk despite the name) so in 1620 it set out. a couple months later they land. They meet some native Americans who teach them how to hunt and cook food. But after that the British start taking all there food and everyone knew war was coming. But the British start a 3 day peace treaty where they eat food and gather to tell stories. 3 days is a really short peace treaty and that can really have an effect. There was never a peace treaty that short for 3 centuries because in 1914 during world war 1 there was a Christmas truce in the trenches for 1 day only. Now are perspective on this was a break from an upcoming war which turns out didn't happen, more British people were arriving and the Native Americans were soon out numbered. This was very risky and if 1 person even tried to take food from the other race they would be killed right on the spot. And now all we think of it is a feast but that is it that is all how we celebrate a peace from a war which never happened.
The native Americans probably saw the first thanksgiving as a time that the British took and killed their people and sold them into slavery