Correct! Nickommoh was a traditional thanksgiving ceremony - WTNZ FOX 43 Knoxville, TN

Correct! Nickommoh was a traditional thanksgiving ceremony

 

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The Indians who lived in the Pilgrims' neighborhood did not need the newcomers to teach them about thanksgiving. They had been holding similar celebrations for many generations.

Nickommoh was a yearly celebration for the Naragansset people, including the Wampanoag Indians who shared the "first Thanksgiving" with the Pilgrims. It was a time to give thanks for a successful harvest, and included feasting, music and games.

The other answers to our quiz all come from the Wampanoag language. "Wetu" means house, "midsoon" is a boat, and "soabahog" is a traditional Indian stew. Massasoit is the name of the Wampanoag chief who attended the Pilgrims' thanksgiving festival.

 

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