Miles Standish didn’t get an invitation to these “first Thanksgivings” in 1541, 1564 and 1610. These celebrations predate the Plymouth colonists and their feast of gratitude in 1621.
In May 1541, Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and 1,500 men celebrated at the Palo Duro Canyon — located in the modern-day Texas Panhandle — after their expedition from Mexico City in search of gold. In 1959 the Texas Society Daughters of the American Colonists commemorated the event as the “first Thanksgiving.”
In other words, margaritas and nachos for Thanksgiving!