“Thanksgiving was literally about gratitude for genocide.
In 1637, the Pequot tribe of Connecticut gathered for the annual Green Corn Dance ceremony. Mercenaries of the English and Dutch attacked and surrounded the village; burning down everything and shooting whomever try to escape. The next day the Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony declared: “A day of Thanksgiving, thanking God that they had eliminated over 700 men, women and children.” It was signed into law that, “This day forth shall be a day of celebration and thanksgiving for subduing the Pequots.” Most Americans believe Thanksgiving was this wonderful dinner and harvest celebration. The truth is the “Thanksgiving dinner” was invented both to instill a false pride in Americans and to cover up the massacre.” 🌱 🌽🌱 This is one of the MANY reasons why i continue to not gather around loved ones tables celebrating ‘grateful day’, ‘friends giving’, ‘turkey day’, ‘thanksgiving’, ‘un-thanksgiving’... call it what you like, it’s all the same to me. Yesterday & tomorrow, let’s break bread, but not today ✊🏽 ps: the art work is of Hopi (not Pequot tribe) corn maidens by Hopi artist Gerald Dawavendewa ✨ #alonetime #shifttheparadigm #genocide #lieswetell #indigenouspeople #cornmaiden #ally #love #gratitude