ThanksTaking or ThanksGiving?

As people gather to be with family and friends on this federal holiday, it is essential to recall the holiday’s history and the events re-told as myth and memory, the forgeries of redemption narratives covering up colonization and genocide.

The story goes that in the fall of 1621, after the Wampanoag people who had inhabited what would become southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island for more than 10,000 years, had agreed to mutual protection earlier in the years, shared a bountiful three-day feast with their friends, the Pilgrims. — Read the rest

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