Thursday, November 24, 2022
- The Wampanoags’ alliance with the Pilgrims in 1621 was less about forging community than about ensuring survival at a time of tremendous change. And, initially, the pious newcomers didn’t even invite the Wampanoags to the revelry. More sobering still, the yarn often spun in the US doesn’t mention the fact that Indigenous people’s encounter with English colonists was marked by incalculable loss from everything from genocide to disease and theft of land. Established in 1970, National Day of Mourning turns the fourth Thursday of November into something more honest
- In America’s indigenous communities, the Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder of loss. Why These Native Americans Observe A National Day Of Mourning Each Thanksgiving video.