For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a time for family, feasting
and football. For the United American Indians of New England, it
is the National Day of Mourning, a time to speak out against the
lies we've been taught in history class. (For instance, the rock
enshrined in Plymouth is not the rock on which the first white man
stepped. Anyway, he landed in Provincetown first). A time to remember
the atrocities committed by the European marauders known as Pilgrims.
(The first two things they did in Provincetown were to steal the
Wampanoag's food and desecrate their burial mound). A time to protest
the barbaric treatment of political prisoners such as Leonard Peltier.
(The oppression continues today).
Come to Plymouth, Massachusetts this November. Bring food to share,
and be prepared to learn about the other side of history from compelling
speakers like Moonanum James. March through the streets to Post
Office Square, where Wampanoag Chief Metacom's head was displayed
on a stake for 20 years. Return the following year with a sense
of purpose in truth.
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