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  • Ex-chair of tribe that welcomed Pilgrims goes on trial

    04/19/2022 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2022
    BOSTON (AP) — A former chairperson of the Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors aided the Pilgrims goes on trial Tuesday for bribery, extortion and other federal charges related to the tribe’s planned casino project. Cedric Cromwell’s criminal trial opens in U.S. District Court in Boston after being delayed for months by the coronavirus pandemic. Federal prosecutors say Cromwell used his position as chair of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to extort tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and engaged in a conspiracy to commit bribery. The Cape Cod-based tribe’s casino plan has faced years of legal setbacks, but it got a...
  • New Documents Confirm Pilgrims, Indians Argued About Politics Over Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/26/2021 10:07:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | November 23, 2017 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—New documents recently uncovered by Smithsonian historians confirmed that the group of pilgrims and Indians who gathered for the first Thanksgiving argued vehemently about politics throughout the course of the meal. The newly discovered journal seems to indicate that just after giving thanks for the meal, one Pilgrim from England drank too much mead and began to rant about “making the colonies great again,” kicking off several hours of hostile glances, passive-aggressive remarks, and flat-out argumentation. “Apparently, Uncle Charles was asked to eat at the kids’ table after a tirade about how real patriots need to support King James I,...
  • No, Thanksgiving Isn’t About ‘Genocide And Violence’

    11/26/2021 6:36:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2021 | Peter W. Wood
    The Pilgrims didn’t bring ‘genocide’ to America. They barely brought themselves, with half of their company dying that first winter, in 1620-21.Americans have a great and exuberant tradition that touches our sense of belonging and our pride in coming together. No, I am not referring to Thanksgiving, that festival of gratitude, generosity, and welcome. I am referring to the equally great and exuberant tradition of trash-talking other people. Supposedly we have reformed. Ethnic slurs that were once common have retreated to the dark corners of dive bars and the even darker corners of anti-social media. We live in a time...
  • Happy Pre-Thanksgiving

    11/24/2021 5:19:19 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-24-21 | MOTUS
    And a good pre-Thanksgiving to one and all. Last chance to post your favorite,famous,and/or fabulous Thanksgiving recipes!I thought today I’d simply post Rush’s annual Thanksgiving story. You know, the one Rush used to read from his book See, I Told You So every Thanksgiving Eve. He told the tale in an attempt to stem the tide of anti-capitalism, anti-western civilization, anti-American propaganda inculcating every aspect of culture, beginning with education before spilling over into the rest of society.I did note an increasing proliferation of “Rush’s Thanksgiving tale is a big fat lie!” stories as I was looking for a link....
  • American History - The Pilgrims learned of socialism’s dangers: Why can’t we?

    11/06/2021 10:24:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/06/2021 | Jerry Newcombe
    Socialism, one of history’s worst ideas, has been disproved repeatedly and without exception. Yet it keeps rearing its ugly head — constantly being rebranded as a good idea. Truth is, socialism only benefits the ruling class who implement this form of government theft. Amazingly, early America had an experiment in socialism. The Pilgrim settlers tried socialism for two years — and it nearly killed them. In his book, Socialism: The True History from Plato to the Present, William J. Federer quotes the socialistic bylaws imposed on the Pilgrims by those London merchants who funded the creation of their colony. Under...
  • Finding Church..."Where Two or More are Gathered in my name there am I in the midst of thee" pt 3

    Finding Church…”Where Two or more are gathered in My Name”… Church pt 3 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. ( Matthew 18:19-20)A good many people have written me over the years , asking me to recommend churches in given areas. They tell me they simply cannot find a church that they can...
  • Why Americans Are More Like The Indian Tribes Of The Pilgrims’ Day Than We’ll Admit

    12/07/2020 8:34:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2020 | Christopher Caldwell
    Of the two communities that confronted each other 400 years ago in New England, it may now be the Indians who most resemble today's Americans.The following essay is part of The Federalist’s 1620 Project, a symposium exploring the connections and contributions of the early Pilgrim and Puritan settlers in New England to the uniquely American synthesis of faith, family, freedom, and self-government.Possibly someone will surprise us at the last minute. Possibly the coronavirus is to blame. But with 2020 nearly over, it looks like the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’s arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, is going to pass uncommemorated.There have...
  • Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere

    12/03/2020 3:35:53 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    Private property rights and personal responsibility saved the Plymouth colony from the edge of extinction and laid the economic foundation for a free and prosperous nation. It is widely known that the early Pilgrims came to the New World to escape religious persecution. What is lesser known is that their spiritual adventure was also a commercial enterprise. Today’s self-identified democratic socialists like to claim real socialism has never been tried in America, but they need to brush up on their history. The Pilgrims did try it — and it failed. In the early 17th century, King James I chartered a...
  • After 400 Years, The Top Reason People Come To America Is Still Freedom

    11/26/2020 1:46:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2020 | Mike Gallagher
    Freedom is still the reason to come to America and the reason to stay. It’s still something to be thankful for and something to fight for.Four centuries ago, the Pilgrims of the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. They were fleeing religious persecution in the Old World. This is to say they were seeking freedom in the New World. All these years after the Mayflower’s voyage, the world has changed, but the reason to come to America remains the same: freedom. That’s it. That’s the whole deal. Freedom, and the opportunities that come with it. Think about it. Why else would...
  • No, The Pilgrims Didn’t Desecrate Native American Graves, And Other Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

    11/26/2020 1:05:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2020 | Keith Stanglin
    Revisionist histories are nearly always written (or posted to the internet) with an agenda in mind — it's no different for the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.Four hundred years after the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts in November 1620, this Thanksgiving promises to be the most isolated celebration in living memory. Thanks to the internet, however, virtual gatherings will be possible. Thanksgiving in the age of the internet also means, for many amateur historians, debunking the many myths surrounding the story of the original Thanksgiving. This project of correcting the Thanksgiving legend has picked up steam in recent years. It is part of...
  • Brief History of Thanksgiving

    11/26/2020 9:31:36 AM PST · by Pollard · 6 replies
    Mayflower History ^ | Caleb Johnson
    The tradition of the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. Few people realize that the Pilgrims did not celebrate Thanksgiving the next year, or any year thereafter, though some of their descendants later made a "Forefather's Day" that usually occurred on December 21 or 22. Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanksgiving holidays. In 1827, Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale began lobbying several Presidents for the creation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday, but her lobbying was unsuccessful until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln finally made it a national holiday. Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of...
  • 400 Years Later, I Made New Discoveries About The First Thanksgiving

    11/26/2020 12:48:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2020 | Jane Hampton Cook
    The losses we have experienced from COVID-19 help us understand the Pilgrims. Their courage and faith to give thanks despite hardships can encourage us.How do we know about the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving, and when did we know it? Americans learned for the first time about the Pilgrims from their own writings in 1841 in Alexander Young’s “Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers.” This book published part of the lost writings of William Bradford and a 1621 letter from Edward Winslow.These writings had been published in a 1622 long-lost recruiting pamphlet in England but not in America. Because Winslow’s letter described the 1621...
  • Pilgrim Thanksgiving "God be praised we had a good increase ... Our harvest being gotten in" (Happy Thanksgiving, Freepers!)

    11/26/2020 7:19:33 AM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    American Minute ^ | November 25, 2020 | William J. Federer
    On NOVEMBER 21, 1620 (NS), the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact and began their Plymouth Colony. Of the 102 Pilgrims, only 47 survived till Spring. At one point, only a half dozen were healthy enough to care for the rest. In the Spring of 1621, the Indian Squanto came among them, and showed them how to catch fish, plant corn, trap beaver, and was their interpreter with the other Indian tribes. Governor William Bradford described Squanto as "a special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation." Bradford added: "The settlers ... began to plant their corn, in...
  • Thanksgiving: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims' Arrival

    11/25/2020 3:03:54 PM PST · by River Hawk · 18 replies
    US Incorporated ^ | November 25th,2020 | Allan Wall
    Thanksgiving Day, November 26th this year, is an annual holiday in which we thank God for our blessings. It’s a source of nostalgic family memories of past Thanksgiving dinners, as well as remembering those who have passed away. This year, 2020, is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival to Plymouth Rock. Remember the song, “The year 1620 the Pilgrims came over …”? Well, 1620 was 400 years ago. Who were the Pilgrims?
  • The Pilgrims (Down the memory hole...)

    By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who...
  • How the 'radical left' canceled the Pilgrims: Senator Tom Cotton says US ignored the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower's arrival because [trunc]

    11/21/2020 8:36:14 PM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Karen Ruiz
    Full title: How the 'radical left' canceled the Pilgrims: Senator Tom Cotton says US ignored the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower's arrival because of the 'charlatans' at the 1619 Project who want to 'rewrite history' November 21, 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the day the Mayflower arrived at what we now know as Plymouth, Massachusetts. The event is arguably the most important date in American history, marking the day the first Pilgrims came onto America's shores to establish the 13 Colonies/ Celebrations commemorating the event were postponed or canceled earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the...
  • Remember that We are Pilgrims...election 2020

    Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. ( I Peter 2:11)By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.(...
  • The Speedwell, forgotten ship of the pilgrims’ voyage (400 years today?)

    08/01/2020 1:38:41 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 40 replies
    Bucks Co Courier Times ^ | November 22, 2017 | John Mullane
    Two ships were to carry the pilgrims to the New World, the Mayflower and the Speedwell. Two ships would carry the Pilgrims to the New World, the Mayflower and the Speedwell. If you’ve never heard of the Speedwell, that’s because the ill-fated vessel was abandoned after two attempts heading to sea. The Speedwell was a pine-hulled, square-sterner built in England in 1577 as the light warship, Swiftsure. She participated in the battle of the Spanish Armada, and later sailed as an exploration vessel to the Azores. After her decommissioning, she was renamed Speedwell.
  • 1622: Not quite Squanto (Tisquantum), Pilgrim befriender

    05/31/2020 9:02:14 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 7 replies ^ | May 31, 2010 | Headsman
    On this date in 1622, or very close to it, the Patuxet Native American Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) was about to be yielded by Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford to Wampanoag chief Massasoit for immediate execution … when the unannounced appearance of a strange ship fortuitously saved him. Squanto is most famous as the Indian godsend who saved the Mayflower Pilgrims at the Plymouth Bay colony from starvation by teaching those pious wayfarers how to live off the land in the New World. In that capacity, he made possible (and participated in) the “First Thanksgiving” harvest gorger in 1621...
  • Iconic Plymouth Rock, other landmarks vandalized (Downside of Diversity Alert)

    02/17/2020 9:11:45 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 17, 2020
    The iconic Plymouth Rock, the landmark that marks where the Pilgrims landed the Mayflower 400 years ago, has been vandalized with graffiti, photos from the scene show It was among several historic landmarks that appeared to have been tagged by vandals. The rock, which has the date 1620 chiseled into it, is now covered in red graffiti. Photos from the scene also show red paint on a statue and red paint sprayed on a stone bench.