Thanksgiving: On A Heavier Note

While dining with your family this holiday, take time to remember the Native Americans and the atrocities committed against them in the name of ‘settling the land’.  Remember the Natives that kept our long ago ancestors alive when they would have died of starvation.  Remember how our good ‘Christian’ ancestors repaid them?  In blood.  Murdering entire tribes.  For what?  Land?  Gold?

We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone. 
Chief Joseph 

Our ancestors destroyed a Native culture and peoples because of plain old greed.  So really… What should we, as survivors, be thankful for?  We should be thankful that the Indians did not murder all of our ancestors in their sleep, scalp them and leave their innards out to dry, for the deceit, sickness and death that was brought down upon these innocent native souls with a vengeance.

We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy. 
Chief Joseph 

We should be thankful that the Natives were unlike our so-called ‘Christian’ ancestors.  Remember this and be thankful while stuffing turkey in your mouth this holiday season!

“Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the White Man, as snow before a summer sun.”  Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee

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