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Did you know that Texas might have hosted the first Thanksgiving in North America? Some residents in El Paso claim that the day actually commemorates a day of thanksgiving celebrated by Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate and his expedition on April 30, 1598. Juan de Oñate was a member of a distinguished family that had loyally worked for the Spanish crown. He was granted land in the northern Rio Grande Valley among the Pueblo Indians by the viceroy of New Spain. By early March 1598, Oñate's expedition of 500 people, including soldiers, colonists, wives and children and 7,000 head of livestock, was ready to cross the treacherous Chihuahuan Desert. Almost from the beginning of the 50-day march, nature challenged the Spaniards. Finally, for the last five days of the march before reaching the Rio Grande, the expedition ran out of both food and water. The Rio Grande was the salvation of the expedition, however. After recuperating for 10 days, Oñate ordered a day of thanksgiving for the survival of the expedition. Included in the event was a feast, supplied with game by the Spaniards and with fish by the natives of the region. A mass was said by the Franciscan missionaries traveling with the expedition. And finally, Oñate read La Toma -- the taking -- declaring the land drained by the Great River to be the possession of King Philip II of Spain. Information courtesy of the Texas Almanac.
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