Eaglemanz Communiques

The truth brings great discomfort and denial from those who were taught that Thanksgiving Day was all about benevolence, instead of the reality of the violence that was the cause for their celebration.  The truth is out there for you to read, if you choose.  We must make the telling of the truth the rule in childhood education instead of the fantasy history that is still taught to this day. – Red Remley

Primer on the Realities of Thanksgiving

Sometimes, as Native people we forget that not every American has been taught the truth in the public education system. Over the years, I’ve taken the time to learn the truths and I’m always willing to share from my own perspective. Thanksgiving, for example is one I do not celebrate, nor New Years, or even the 4th of July, but that is another blog.
Truth is often elusive, but it is there if you know what you are looking for. What was the real first Thanksgiving? A celebration of mass murder – genocide of a people:

“The first Thanksgiving Day did occur in the year 1637, but it was nothing like our Thanksgiving today. On that day the Massachusetts Colony Governor, John Winthrop, proclaimed such a “Thanksgiving” to celebrate the safe return of a band of heavily armed hunters, all colonial volunteers. They had just returned from their journey to what is now Mystic, Connecticut where they massacred 700 Pequot Indians. Seven hundred Indians – men, women and children – all murdered.” Richard Greener

 Yet, when Wamsutta was asked to speak, he was prepared to offer the truth, but it was suppressed:

THE SUPPRESSED SPEECH OFWAMSUTTA (FRANK B.) JAMES, WAMPANOAGTo have been delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1970ABOUT THE DOCUMENT:Three hundred fifty years after the Pilgrims began their invasion of the land of the Wampanoag, their “American” descendants planned an anniversary celebration. 

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Reblogged with love and respect from http://eaglemanz.blogspot.com/2013/11/primer-on-realities-of-thanksgiving.html

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One thought on “Eaglemanz Communiques

  1. Thanks Red for your courage. And your balls to tell the truth about the REAL history of Thanksgiving. Have a good one. As always, love, vinnigirl aka Howling Wolf

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