AMERICA’S FIRST THANKSGIVING
From a child, most of us remember reading about America’s First Thanksgiving! It is etched in our minds. Mentally, we see indigenous people and white Americans coming together to use the “new land” for the betterment of everyone. So, every year, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving…Americans love celebrating Thanksgiving! This writer loves celebrating Thanksgiving! History says the first Thanksgiving shows how people of different backgrounds, cultures and races worked together and found peace. According to another writer’s research, this astounding story is a lie!
WHAT MAKES THE STORY A LIE?
What makes the story a lie? Researchers say it never happened. Why it was recorded in history books as a reality, is part of the truth that has not “set us free.”
TRUTH BRINGS FREEDOM
A quote from an article write by “Native Circle” gives a truth that many Americans had not heard before. In essence, it says, “There was No America’s First Thanksgiving!” Read the quote below:
THE QUOTE: NO AMERICA’S FIRST THANKSGIVING
“Thanksgiving’ did not begin as a peaceful, friendly relationship between the pilgrims and the Wampanoag, Pequot and Narragansett people. In fact, in October of 1621 . . . (when) puritans . . . survivors of their first winter in Turtle Island sat down to share the first unofficial ‘Thanksgiving’ meal, the Indians who were there were not invited.
NO MEAL – NO TURKEY AND DRESSING
There was no turkey, squash, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. A few days before this alleged feast took place, a company of ‘pilgrims’ led by Miles Standish actively sought the head of a local Indian leader. And an 11 foot high wall was erected around the entire Plymouth settlement for the very purpose of keeping Indians out. “
RESEARCHING AMERICA’S HISTORY
America’s history is built on lies. Historically, white Americans have painted “rosy pictures” of its de-humanization of nonwhites in this country. It has “blood on its hands” in the treatment of red, black, brown and yellow people. So, printing lies in the history books helps to relieve the guilt and shame it has inflicted. But . . .in actuality, it has only exacerbated and perpetuated the problem. Today, the country is still doing the same thing about its treatment of some of its citizens. This admission is not said with hatred . . . only with truth. To correct a problem, one must first recognize and admit there is a problem. America has not done that in so many instances. America’s First Thanksgiving is no exception.