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Food and farming were of paramount concern to the early American colonists. While many of the original settlers had small farms and grew the majority of their food, there was no guarantee that they would have enough to sustain themselves. If and when crops failed, a family would have little choice but to buy or barter their provisions from others. Indeed, the very first Jamestown settlement experienced a meager harvest and would have starved (in fact, many did) had it not been for the local natives providing for them. Ditto for the passengers of the Mayflower, from whence we obtain our modern Thanksgiving; initially, it was giving thanks for not starving to death.
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