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Reid: Thanksgiving Is a Myth that the Indigenous Welcomed the Colonizers, Erasing the Genocide that Followed

‘It is a holiday riddled with historical inaccuracies’
By Grabien Staff

EXCERPT:

REID: “But it’s also important to unpack the myth of Thanksgiving. It is a holiday riddled with historical inaccuracies, built on this myth that the indigenous welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn. A simplistic fairytale interpretation of a 1621 encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers that erases the genocide that followed. It’s the truth Republicans want banned from our textbooks. Because, here’s the secret they want so desperately to keep: We are a country founded on violence.”

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