We all think we know the facts about Thanksgiving, but the reality was something much different than the idealistic picture grammar school painted. If you never seen the History Channel's Specials on the subject you really should check them out.
Here's a link to watch The Real Story of Thanksgivinghttp://www.history.com/shows/history-specials/videos/the-real-story-of-thanksgiving?m=51896f6e2acad
Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower (this is part of a larger series noted below). You can see an excerpt at the link below. There are also a zillion more videos on the subject too.
The Complete set of "Conquest of America" - is a 7 hr tape that includes Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower and much more can be purchased here for 14.99:
If short clips are more your style go to this link: http://www.history.com/topics/mayflower-myths/videos#bet-you-didnt-know-thanksgiving
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy