Not trying to be a Thanksgiving buzz kill. However, It is vital that we understand this holiday through the eyes of the indigenous folks. For them, this “holiday” brings back sadness and sorrow.
— Indigenous (@AmericanIndian8) November 23, 2017
What really happened on that first Thanksgiving? It was a genocide. There is no way to make that brutal history fluffy. The pilgrims actually feasted every time they whipped out an entire village of indigenous people. They were actually celebrating the murder of these innocent human beings. This is why to the indigenous folks this is a “day of mourning”.
Thanksgiving isn’t what you think it is — so why does the country keep forgetting? pic.twitter.com/T8E7msBaMa
— Mic (@mic) November 21, 2017
It is imperative that we learn what actually happened to the indigenous people when the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. They deserve our respect as those that are still here are survivors of genocide. We must learn their history of this difficult day. That is at least one way to show them respect.
When I was growing up you'd always see the pictures of the pilgrims peacefully eating a turkey with the Native Americans when the truth is the europeans committed mass genocide against the Native Americans. pic.twitter.com/8nRsygMJSN
— T?at?a?ka ? (@Chief_Tatanka) November 23, 2017
Why is this fool even tweeting about that stupid wall? Stop trying to make the wall work, it is never going to happen (Mean Girls reference). Does Dotard even know anything about the indigenous people? Highly doubtful.
Seems an odd thing on Thanksgiving to say "build a wall" when the native americans saved illegal immigrants who came here for freedom. Let us welcome all especially the stranger or those who are foreign as Jesus did. https://t.co/AXvqiX1a1V
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) November 23, 2017
We can still celebrate Thanksgiving as long as we put it into perspective. Let’s change the celebrating reason to spending time with your families, however, let’s not brush aside the not so pleasant part of this day.
Thanksgiving: where we pretend to forget we massacred the native Americans & people pretend to know about football.
— Keenan Aylor (@keenanaylor1) November 23, 2017
Indigenous people, please accept our deepest apologies for the past. In addition, please accept our apologies for “whitewashing” history. We will continue to fight for you all. You absolutely deserve more governmental positions, high profile positions, and more recognition. I am thankful that some of you indigenous people that made it out of that awful genocide. A world without Indigenous folks would be a travesty.