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North American Christmas Carol

North American Christmas Carol

CHRISTMAS CAROL TRADITION The first reported Christmas carol in North America originated from a Jesuit missionary, Saint John de Brébeuf, to the Huron Indians. Father de Brébeuf wrote, “Jesous Ahatonnia” (“Jesus is Born”) in the Huron language as an adaptation to a 16th-century French folk song. The Huron was a Northeastern American Indian tribe, whose origin was from the region of central Ontario between the southern area of Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe. The Iroquois attacked the Huron mission in 1649 and…

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Origin of Thanksgiving Day

Origin of Thanksgiving Day

THANKSGIVING DAY – OLDEST NATIONAL HOLIDAY Thanksgiving Day is America’s oldest, national holiday that commemorates a feast from an abundant harvest reaped by the Pilgrims (discontented English Protestants called Separatists) of Plymouth Colony in 1621 after a winter of great suffering from starvation and disease. When the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth in December 1620, they cleared some land and settled, but it was too late in the year to plant so that first winter they starved, with half the colony perishing….

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North American Lion

North American Lion

NORTH AMERICAN LION There are two views of thought on the actual age of the earth – one is the old-earth calculated to be several billion years and the other is a young-earth with an age of 6,000 years. The old-earth is a secular view and the young-earth is a biblical reference from the Book of Genesis. The following account is the secular earth-age version of when the North American lion and megafauna roamed the continent of North America. It is…

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