Brandon9000 wrote: maxdancona wrote:
Actually ... the ancient American settlers didn't fare to well in the Thanksgiving story. It is best not to bring them up in this context.
Some did, some didn't. I was referring to the European settlers at Plymouth.
I've always found it a bit awkward that some 50 years after that Thanksgiving feast, we genocided the very same tribe that had helped us survive the winter.
Their Chief at the time was the son of the Chief that had saved us from starving that first winter. We cut off his head and mounted it on a pole in Boston for 20 years.
His son was 9 years old. We sold him into slavery in the Caribbean.
Now every year we celebrate how thankful we are that they helped us.
I suppose I sound a bit like JTT. But like I said, the holiday feels a bit awkward to me.