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No Need For Woke Exasperation

 

December 10, 2022



Historians long considered the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in 1621, when the Mayflower pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts sat down for a three-day meal with the Wampanoag. Quote, “November 26, 1789, the United States observed a day of Thanksgiving declared by George Washington in celebration of the new Constitution.” How did the Indigenous people fit into this equation of the first United States observed day of Thanksgiving? In 1621 this was an unknown, unclaimed land that has had many small and big wars fought to put claim throughout the next 168 years...



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