something to honk about
In honor of Thanksgiving. I love that we have a holiday just to celebrate thankfulness. But the truth is the origins of this holiday are rooted in a glorified and whitewashed version of the early interactions between settlers and natives. And the ensuing genocide of the First Nations people is a shameful part of our history we’d like to forget. The bright side to this dark moon is that we can choose to remember and pay respect on this day each year to the peoples who were here first.
I like to reblog this yearly.
There aren’t just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It’s our evolutionary history.
If you are interested in learning a different story of what happened after the pilgrims reached Plymouth Rock, please read on!
Winston S. Churchill — ‘History is written by the victors.’
Those who are indigenous Indians to North America have been misrepresented and effectively banished in American history textbooks in favor of glorifying European colonialism. Why does democracy refuse to teach that thousands of American Native Indians were unjustifiably slaughtered in the name of conquest and imperialism?
From the book The American Tradition.
“After some exploring in 1620, the Pilgrims chose the land around Plymouth Harbor for their settlement. Unfortunately, they arrived in December and were not prepared for the New England weather. However, they were aided by friendly Indians, who gave them food and…
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