“Turkey From Hell” The Truth about Thanksgiving Day

It’s so sad that the truth is always surpressed and when I come across stories like this, I feel a need to present the truth.  Russell Charles Means (born November 10, 1939) is an activist for the rights of Native American People. Russell Means is, without a doubt, the most controversial and perhaps most revolutionary Native American leader of this century.   The text below was excerpted from Russell Means’ autobiography entitled, “Where White Men Fear To Tread.” 

Russell Charles Means States:

When we met with the Wampanoag people, they  told us that in researching the history of Thanksgiving, they had confirmed the oral history passed down through their generations. Most Americans know that Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoag, had welcomed the so-called Pilgrim Fathers—and the seldom-mentioned Pilgrim Mothers—to the shores where his people had lived for millennia. The Wampanoag taught the European colonists how to live in our hemisphere by showing them what wild foods they could gather, how, where, and what crops to plant, and how to harvest, dry and preserve them.

The Wampanoag now wanted to remind White America of what had happened after Massasoit’s death. Massasoit was succeeded by his son, Metacomet, whom the colonists called “King” Philip. In 1675-1676, to show “gratitude” for what Massasoit’s people had done for their fathers and grandfathers, the Pilgrims manufactured an incident as a pretext to justify disarming the Wampanoag.

 

The whites went after the Wampanoag with guns, swords, cannons and torches. Most, including Metacomet, were butchered. His wife and son were sold into slavery in the West Indies. His body was hideously drawn and quartered.

For twenty-five years afterward, Metacomet’s skull was displayed on a pike above the whites’ village. The real legacy of the Pilgrim Fathers is treachery. Most Americans today believe that Thanksgiving celebrates a boar harvest, but that is not so.

 
Massasot Treaty

By 1970, the Wampanoag had turned up a copy of a Thanksgiving proclamation made by the governor of the colony; the text revealed the ugly truth: After a colonial militia had returned from murdering the men, women, and children of an Indian village, the governor proclaimed a holiday and feast to give thanks for the massacre. He encouraged other colonies to do likewise—in other words, every autumn the crops are in, go kill Indians and celebrate your murders with a feast.

 

The Wampanoag we met at Plymouth came from everywhere in Massachusetts. Like many other eastern nations, theirs had been all but wiped out. The survivors found refuge in other Indian nations that had not succumbed to European diseases or to violence. The Wampanoag went into hiding, or joined the Six Nations, or found homes among the Delaware Shawnee nations, to name a few. Some also sought refuge in one of the two hundred eastern-seaboard nations that were later exterminated.

Nothing remains of those nations but their names, and even some of those have been lost. Other Wampanoag, who couldn’t reach another Indian nation, survived by intermarriage with Black slaves or freedmen. It is hard to imagine a life terrible enough that people would choose instead, with all their progeny, to become slaves, but that is exactly what some Indians did.”

(The above text was excerpted from Russell Means’ autobiography entitled, “Where White Men Fear To Tread.”)

I thought you should know the truth about this pagan holiday as you sit down to feast on your turkey.

Just imagine how these indians feel each an everytime this day comes around and we celebrate and give thianksgiving for our good fortune on a day built on lies.

Do you think this makes us a partaker of the sins and the lies of the past if we celebrate this day?

Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill
in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the
US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate
the arrival of the Pilgrims and other Europeean settlers.
Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of
Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault
on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor
Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive
today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well
as a protest of the racism and oppression that Native Americans
continue to experience.

Join us as we dedicate the 44th National Day of Mourning to our
brother, Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Add your voice
to the millions world-wide who demand his freedom. Help us in
our struggle to create a true awaren of Native peoples
and demonstrate the unity of Indigenous peoples internationally.
Help shatter the untrue glass image of the Pilgrims and the unjust
system based on racism, sexism, homophobia and war.

United American Indians of New England/LPSG
Best contact method via email: info@uaine.org
http://www.uaine.org/
facebook group: United American Indians of New England
Absolutely No Drugs or Alcohol Allowed
Pot-luck Social to Follow

Basic Schedule outline with tentative times:
12 noon prayers (no photos during this time plz)
12:20pm Native speakers
2pm march with rallies by plymouth rock and the site of the Metacomet historical marker
3-5pm indoor potluck social

 Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill
in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the
US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate
the arrival of the Pilgrims and other Europeean settlers.
Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of
Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault
on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor
Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive
today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well
as a protest of the racism and oppression that Native Americans
continue to experience.

Join us as we dedicate the 44th National Day of Mourning to our
brother, Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Add your voice
to the millions world-wide who demand his freedom. Help us in
our struggle to create a true awaren of Native peoples
and demonstrate the unity of Indigenous peoples internationally.
Help shatter the untrue glass image of the Pilgrims and the unjust
system based on racism, sexism, homophobia and war.

United American Indians of New England/LPSG
Best contact method via email: info@uaine.org
http://www.uaine.org/
facebook group: United American Indians of New England
Absolutely No Drugs or Alcohol Allowed
Pot-luck Social to Follow

Basic Schedule outline with tentative times:
12 noon prayers (no photos during this time plz)
12:20pm Native speakers
2pm march with rallies by plymouth rock and the site of the Metacomet historical marker
3-5pm indoor potluck social

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