By: Deanna Linder
From the time you are in preschool in America, children are taught about the holiday of Thanksgiving. We were explained the story of the pilgrims, who came from England on their ships, who happened to meet the friendly "Indians" upon their arrival to America. The two foreign groups then decided to have a feast to celebrate the pilgrims’ arrival and the Indian's making of new friends. This large feast included the eating of turkey, yams, cranberries and other such native items to the East Coast.
Ironically, as you get older, you find out that absolutely none of this is true. A. the Indians weren't in fact Indians, but the indigenous people to America, also known as Native Americans. B. The pilgrims did not make friends with the Indians, instead slaughtering them in an attempt to civilize and claim stake to the occupied land. C. One can easily concur that given A and B, that there was no such feast with turkey and the likes.
So once you figure this out, you are left with...
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