I would like to wish all of my readers a very happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully everyone will have a great day, see their loved ones, and enjoy great food. But I also want to make note of the fact that American Indians treat this day as a Day of Mourning for their people, since the arrival of the pilgrims, who we now celebrate, signified the beginning of the end of their culture, as within three hundred years, virtually the entire native population was killed off, forced to live on reservations, or assimilated into “normal” American culture.
Let us give thanks to what we hold dear to us, but also, to never forget the history of such a day. For additional reading, please check out this excerpt from Where White Men Fear to Tread, by Russell Means.