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10 Geeky Facts About Thanksgiving

3. Of the 140 Colonists and Wampanoag Natives in Attendance at the First Thanksgiving, Only 5 Were Women

And if the history of gender norms tells us anything, chances are they were on permanent refill patrol while their 135 dude friends just sat around watching football—which, at the time, was likely played by throwing around an actual disembodied foot. It's hard out there for a lady pilgrim.

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