The truth about the first thanksgiving summary
What Was the First Thanksgiving? by Joan HolubLabeling this book historical was difficult. I was interested in this story, and thought maybe I could pass it along to my daughter so that she would have more cultural context about what really happened during the first Thanksgiving, but no. I was sorely disappointed that this narrative glossed over the fact that European settlers would massacre entire tribes of Native Americans only to hold a feast of thanksgiving to their god for victory in their battles. It became to costly to hold so many feasts (because there were so many battles waged against Natives for their land and resources) so European settlers settled on one giant feast which supposedly was meant to honor Squanto for his teaching the settlers how to grow their own food. The page in question where I stopped reading specifically states a day of prayer and thanksgiving would be announced whenever something special happened. It might be to celebrate winning a battle or surviving a bad winter (Holub 54). A fine example of how history in America is twisted to downplay how vile parts of our history actually are: how repugnantly we treated people not of European descent or Puritan faith. As my children are taught an Anglo-revised version of history in their schools, we will definitely be discussing the actuality of events which have caused our nation to be where currently are and what we can do to make sure that changes. We are all human. We all deserves the same rights and responsibilities to each other.
The Truth About Thanksgiving: What They Never Taught You in School
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Chapter 3. The Truth about the First Thanksgiving. I initially believedcertainly I had hopedthat students would suggest 30, B. Obviously, my students' heads have been filled with America's origin myth, the story of the first Thanksgiving. Textbooks are among the retailers of this primal legend.