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The Domestic Turkey and the First Thanksgiving

10,000 Birds

Long before that time Mexican domesticated Turkeys had been adopted by Native Americans in the American Southwest as well. Dates of first arrival listed by Schorger (1966) are: Italy 1520, Germany 1530, France 1538, England 1541, Denmark and Norway 1550, Sweden 1556. Diffusion to other european countries subsequently was very rapid.

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