Skip to comments.Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with day of mourning
Posted on 11/22/2018 12:16:17 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) Thanksgiving is nothing to celebrate for Native Americans, who are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning observance.
Thursday's noon gathering in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, will recall the disease, racism and oppression that the European settlers brought.
It's the 49th year that the United American Indians of New England have organized the event on Thanksgiving Day.
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Confucious say “Fire water better than fire sticks”.
Is there a single American Indian pursuit, other than completely throwing off the European conquest, that isn’t still possible? Living as a hunter-gatherer off the lands? Joining hands with the European ideas of living? Either could work. But sitting, scowling, on the fence isn’t profitable.
Every “Native American” nation migrated after they had depleted game stock. The Sioux came all the way from Virginia for goodness’ sakes. The Choctaw from Canada. And on the way, they wiped each other out. They did not always live in harmony with nature and they CERTAINLY did not live in harmony with each other. All this, and drunk meth addicts (and manufacturers) on the reserve? “Pilgrim’s fault.”
Not this one -food, family, friends & booze !
Yeah, hard to imagine Wampanoags & Penobscots talking like the Kennedys.
Confucius say, “woman who think way to man’s heart through his stomach have sights set too high.”
Indeed the paleface doesn’t bless internecine Redskin wars any more... which is a main reason that Redskins now have the time to come up with these complaints. The white man, by prohibiting murder (however he sided with it early on for survival sake), has stopped a plague of these peoples.
If I were an American Indian I might consider that worth a salute to the “Great Spirit” and the amazing story of a Son of God who came to earth to bear all our sins.
I thought they did this stuff on Columbus Day.
What a bunch of Debbie Downers.
It’s attention-getting behavior.
The great realization they need (and evangelists should understand it well) is how much God thought of them too. This is the attention that counts. I would tell them: Don’t let the presence of rotten apples stop you from consuming and enjoying the good apples.
20 members of my Choctaw family are in my small house this afternoon celebrating family and giving thanks to God for all our blessings. (BTW, we are American Indians, not “Native Americans.” I find the latter phrase insulting and intentionally divisive.)
They should be grateful for the abundance of blessings God gives them ‘today’.....
Here shut the “f” up and have some stuffing.
Cheese and Rice. Life is great. Get over whatever “IT” is, and Shut The Front Door!
I have Native American Indian in my ancestry ... YES INDIAN! Because they still call themselves Indians.
There are known Mohican persons in my past who married and are buried on family plots in North Carolina.
This victimization of Native American Indians is more of the revisionist anti-white mindset that has to pop up at every opportunity by a liberal press that feels the need to foment never-ending discord.
My brother’s wife, my sister-in-law, is Half-German, Half-Cherokee, and her tribe can show up by the dozens at any moment. I let them know we are family first and I won’t tolerate victimization sob stories and regrets from any family member. I have never heard them complain about their ‘misery’ because they are not miserable. They do harbor fears of hydraulically fracturing (fracking) the land for oil because it is somehow sacred. When I show them a pile of rotting leaves and organic material, I ask them “if this were to go on for thousands of years and be compressed by tons of material on top of it, would you call the methane that it gives off ‘sacred’?”. I then tell them the natural gas from the ‘Sacred Earth’ is for us to burn clean, to heat ourselves, to generate clean electricity which they use, to cook with and so on. Its abundance is no different than the fields of crops that are grown for our consumption and the consumption of our farm animals.
They nod in agreement. They get it.
Native American tribes and sects numbered in the hundreds when early European settlers appeared on the scene. These tribes were constantly warring against each other. Some tribes were very friendly and helpful to the settlers others were vicious, violent, murderous.
The average lifetime of an American Indian during the time of the early settlers was between three and four decades. Since that time their lifespan has more than doubled.
The tribes in the time of the early settlers were disease ridden, with rampant tooth decay. The exaggerated accounts of diseases brought by early settlers were on top of sickness and disease that existed well before settlers arrived.
The hygiene of Native Americans was so poor that they were often banned from establishments like restaurants and hotels inside towns and villages, no different than any scruffy, smelly white traveler. The rule was you had to get yourself clean before entering an eating hall or hotel lobby. They were permitted to transit through or walk the lanes through towns and they were expected to act peacefully just like all others. If they got drunk and acted up they would either be locked up or led to the edge of town and told to stay away, just like anyone else. I have black and white photos from the late 1800s showing Indians smiling and carrying on with white men in western hats. There were mutual respect and acceptance of the differences in culture and lifestyles. And these Indians were shirtless with trinkets around their necks and in the hair. Often they would wear sandals and ‘string’ pants meaning leather to cover their privates but with a thin strap of their bottock crevice, like a string bikini. This was normal for them.
I think we’re all tired of these “woe is us the white man ever appeared” line of crap.
Indigs slaughtered each other with abandon. At least us white men gave them a common target.
Indigs lost the culture war. Stone age can’t compete with steel producers.
Hey yall lost.. like hellary...get over it...
Everyone has been treated poorly at one point in their lives. Stop wallowing in your misery. Move on and enjoy life.
The native Americans didnt need schooling on racism from Europeans. The slaughtered adjacent tribes and took their lands many times before the whites came.
As though the native Americans have done so well for themselves anyway. Go to any reservation and see depression everywhere. It ain’t white man’s fault.
In 1492 had the natives not welcomed Columbus and instead fought him away
makes one wonder what the world would be like today. Not just here in North
America but across the entire globe.
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