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PBS NEWSHOUR

Exploring the economics of the first Thanksgiving

  • Aired: 11/28/2013
  • 06:50
  • Rating: NR
The first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Mass., probably didn't resemble the modern holiday we celebrate today. Economics correspondent Paul Solman steps back in time to explore the contrasting exchange models used by Native Americans and pilgrims in 1621 and how that alters the meaning behind the first act of giving thanks.
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