The cruelty of celebrating Native genocide as the horrors at Standing Rock continue.
I suppose it’s easy to be happy about a day off if you don’t care that the day is stained with Indigenous Blood. I suppose it’s easy to think of the day as nothing more than a chance to gluttonously eat sans guilt while watching football with friends and family as if it’s not a holiday literally based on celebrating Indigenous genocide. Yay, Turkey Day!
Thanksgiving is not the happy-go-lucky day of the Indians and Pilgrims sitting down together at a joyous meal of peace and friendship that we’ve all been spoon fed. Yes, the Wampanoags did save the pilgrims sorry asses because we Natives don’t believe in genocide, but that’s not the end of the story.