Imagine All the People: Debunking the Pilgrims + Pumpkin Pie Myth

I doubt I have a drop of American Indian blood — my grandparents were born in Ireland, Italy and New York City. But I’ve been learning more and more about our landcestors.

Thanksgiving images available on Etsy.

By the time the young women in our family (now 25 and 13) were kindergartners, shaking cream in glass jars until it turned into butter, they heard pushback against the old, burnished…