We Pay Tribute to Native Americans on Thanksgiving!

21 Nov

Not much thanks is ever given to the Native American’s on Thanksgiving.  Did you know of the 110 Pilgrims who left England only 50 survived the first winter in America? On March 16th, 1621 an Indian Brave walked into the Plymouth settlement and called out “Welcome” (in English). So LIH would like to pay tribute to Native Americans on this day.  We’ve selected a number of profound and informative documentaries we hope you watch and enjoy.  Please let us know your thoughts!

We Shall Remain

The Lost Civilizations of North America

American Holocaust of Native American Indians 

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12 Responses to “We Pay Tribute to Native Americans on Thanksgiving!”

  1. Comic Relief November 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM #

    So we should be thanking the “Wampanoag.” Thanks OB for an informative Thanksgiving.

    • Comic Relief November 22, 2012 at 6:39 PM #

      OB,

      Ok so we know who to thank the Wampanoag. But the documentary We Shall Remain said they brought dear to the feast. Who brought the turkey? Or when did this become significant.

      • Open Book November 22, 2012 at 8:16 PM #

        Great Q: CR!

        In 1782 Benjamin Franklin wanted America to adopt the Turkey as its national symbol because the Bald Eagle that represented the country was of bad moral character. The Turkey was seen as a true Native of America with respectability.

  2. littlebells November 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM #

    OB,

    This is great! As soon as I have a free moment, I will watch these videos. I agree that we need to thank the NAs for what they did to help the Pilgrims. It is such a sad, sad case that since the beginning of time, man has tried to be conquerer over all. What the NAs have had to suffer, along with other groups throughout the world, is atrocious.

    • parisienne November 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM #

      ITA about the Indians and all other non-white races. I apologize on behalf my ethnicity now for the atrocities against humankind. 🙂 I like to browse NA shops when I come upon them and I once saw a T-shirt that had two Indian Chiefs on it and the words FOUNDING FATHERS was at the bottom of it in really large print.

      • Open Book November 24, 2012 at 8:34 AM #

        Founding Fathers, that’s great!

        Paris-love u!

  3. Open Book November 22, 2012 at 9:52 AM #

    Thanks CR & LB!

    LB-ITA it is sad.

    There are more great docs. out there but I selected the three above because they’re well researched and informative. The last video is 30 minutes. long to give u the full scope of the research performed. So u will need a bit of time to watch. FYI, u can easily find these docs. online and in your local library. The first one is from PBS.

  4. Comic Relief November 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM #

    OB,

    I resent gambling institutions, yet many Indian communities have expressed feeling invigorated by these businesses. I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE VERY CONTROVERSIAL.

    But this testimonial sounds more hopeful about the future than the last.

    • Open Book November 24, 2012 at 8:42 AM #

      CR- I understand your views. If done in moderation its o.k. I imagine Casinos are quite lucrative given the lack of competition in the area. I like how they are giving back to the community.

      • Comic Relief November 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM #

        When I said “they are very controversial,” I meant in the way many Native American’s have fallen by their own consumption of the destructive gambling culture.

        Fortunately, as the video I posted demonstrates, many have stopped (indulging in this arena) at the place of making paychecks only. Selling to those outside of their communities they seemed to have struck a balance that is healthy (for the reservations). I still wish they were not doing it, but you only have to watch your last posted video to see their situations are sometimes much worse than most of us ever experience.

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