You know that everything you know about Thanksgiving is wrong, but do you know how wrong? In this clip, Franchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey, host of MTV's Decoded, delves deep into the "half-truths and historical propaganda" that have been fed to you with a side of cranberry sauce since kindergarten. Not only were the pilgrims and the Native Americans not actually besties, but the tradition hasn't really been a tradition. Thanksgiving as it is known today only exists because Abraham Lincoln needed to make up something to celebrate during the Civil War, which like Puritan times, was full of racist, sectarian violence.

Sources: MTV Decoded