Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Myth Conceals Massacre, Says Indigenous Journalist

This article is an interview with Sundust Teocuauhtli Martinez is the executive director and co-host of Native Voice TV, a nonprofit news program in San Jose, Calif. He's discussing what he claims is the true history of Thanksgiving, that the 1621 'feast' was actually to celebrate a massacre of the Pequot tribe. He explains: It was portrayed by the government and mainstream media authorized it. I think a lot of things contributed [to the myth]. People think, 'It makes money, sounds good, smells good -- let's keep promoting it.' I'm sure if a lot of people knew what happened they would think about it in a different way.

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