There is another tradition which may be rooted in the occult but has been a historical lie that has been taught to all of us growing up and is still being taught.
We have all been taught growing up that Thanksgiving was a time to be thankful and spend time with our families, History shows us an entirely different story and that history was a lie to start with. We were always told that the pilgrims shared food at a huge table and gave thanks to their new found friendship with the Indian Nations. This is so far from the truth.. as a matter of fact the Indians provided food for the pilgrims so that they would not starve. What did they receive in return for their kindness? Small pox and other diseases that the pilgrims brought with them along with annihilation of a people and their culture.. It is heart wrenching to hear of what they did and what they are still doing to the Indian Nations today. Being that my great great grandmother Featherstone was an Indian Princess I have a kinship with the natives even though I am also mixed blood with other cultures. No one!, not even the people who were here first or the people who exist here today deserved to be treated with such disrespect. Their land was stolen from them by the European peoples of the world. They laid claim to a land that was not theirs; made up all these governing laws and pretty much did as they pleased. With no consideration for the indigenous peoples of the land. They were slaughtered and made slaves of and their culture utterly destroyed whilst being put in reservations where they have lived out the rest of their lives for generations now. I am appalled that this lie has been allowed to continue in our children’s history classes.
The following excerpts are from the book “Lies My Teacher Told Me”
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by James W. Loewen
p75 Michael Dorris
“Considering that virtually none of the standard fare surrounding Thanksgiving contains an ounce of authenticity, historical accuracy, or cross-cultural perception, why is it so apparently ingrained? Is it necessary to the American psyche to perpetually exploit and debase its victims in order to justify its history?”
p76 Howard Simpson
“The Europeans were able to conquer America not because of their military genius, or their religious motivation, or their ambition, or their greed. They conquered it by waging unpremeditated biological warfare.”
“The very death rates that some historians and geographers now find I hard to believe, the Pilgrims knew to be true. For example, William Bradford described how the Dutch, rivals of Plymouth, traveled to an Indian village in Connecticut to trade. “But their enterprise failed, for it pleased God to afflict these Indians with such a deadly sickness, that out of 1,000, over 950 of them died, and many of them lay rotting above ground for want of burial . . .” This is precisely the 95 percent mortality that McEvedy rejected. On the opposite coast, the Native population of California sank from 300,000 in 1769 (by which time it had already been cut in half by various Spanish-borne diseases) to 30,000 a century later, owing mainly to the gold rush, which brought “disease, starvation, homicide, and a declining birthrate.”
What they thought as pleasing God, was the opposite. While breaking the 6th commandment of God, they seemed to justify themselves of their murdering frenzy of an innocent people. There is much more to read on this Here.
The following is Written by John Two-Hawks
Mistakes, Lies & Misconceptions
about American Indian people
The Thanksgiving Myth
Let me begin by stating that thousands of years before the ‘official’
Thanksgiving Day was proclaimed by Governor Winthrop of the
Massachussetts Bay Colony in 1637, North American Indigenous
people across the continent had celebrated seasons of Thanksgiving.
‘Thanksgiving’ is a very ancient concept to American Indian nations.
The big problem with the American Thanksgiving holiday is its false
association with American Indian people. The infamous ‘Indians and
pilgrims’ myth. It is good to celebrate Thanksgiving, to be thankful
for your blessings. It is not good to distort history, to falsely portray
the origin of this holiday and lie about the truth of its actual inception.
Here are some accurate historical facts about the true origin of this
American holiday that may interest you……………….
‘Thanksgiving’ did not begin as a great loving relationship between the
pilgrims and the Wampanoag, Pequot and Narragansett people. In fact,
in October of 1621 when the ‘pilgrim’ survivors of their first winter in
Turtle Island sat down to share the first unofficial ‘Thanksgiving’ meal,
the Indians who were there were not even invited! There was no turkey,
squash, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. A few days before this alleged
feast took place, a company of ‘pilgrims’ led by Miles Standish actively
sought the head of a local Indian leader, and an 11 foot high wall was
erected around the entire Plymouth settlement for the very purpose of
keeping Indians out! Officially, the holiday we know as ‘Thanksgiving’
actually came into existence in the year 1637. Governor Winthrop of the
Massachussetts Bay Colony proclaimed this first official day of Thanksgiving
and feasting to celebrate the return of the colony’s men who had arrived
safely from what is now Mystic, Connecticut. They had gone there to
participate in the massacre of over 700 Pequot men, women and children,
and Mr. Winthrop decided to dedicate an official day of thanksgiving
complete with a feast to ‘give thanks’ for their great ‘victory’….
As hard as it may be to conceive, this is the actual origin of our current
Thanksgiving Day holiday. Many American Indian people these days do
not observe this holiday, for obvious reasons. I see nothing wrong with
gathering with family to give thanks to our Creator for our blessings and
sharing a meal. I do, however, hope that Americans as a whole will one
day acknowledge the true origin of this holiday, and remember the pain,
loss, and agony of the Indigenous people who suffered at the hands of
the so-called ‘pilgrims’. It is my hope that children’s plays about ‘the
first Thanksgiving’, complete with Indians and pilgrims chumming at
the dinner table, will someday be a thing of the past. Why perpetuate
a lie? Let us face the truths of the past, and give thanks that we are
learning to love one another for the rich human diversity we share.
In Conclusion: Our Children should be told the truth so that we can put this behind us and continue loving one another as it is written. So we should always give thanks to our Creator for the blessings He has bestowed on us in all our generations.