Did the Anglos steal Thanksgiving? - CNN.com While Garcia makes some good points one should note that: 1. Other Anglo state histories have been submerged beneath the Yankee mythology as well, such as Virginia being the first colony, not Plymoth, as many think is true today. 2. No one can steal 'Thanksgiving', as it is our holiday to commemorate our debt to the Creator, something that most cultures have done for millenia in various forms. If one can say we stole it from the Spanish because they did it first, then one could just as well say the Romans had it stolen from them, etc back to the Egyptians celebrating such feasts to their gods. Cant we ever get past the rivalry nonsense and just celebrate the fact that all of us human beings are in debted to God the Creator?