"There are many settler colonial mythologies about Native Americans.
These widely held but false beliefs are rooted in deeply entrenched
discriminatory attitudes and behaviors that are perpetuated by
institutionalized racism. One of the most celebrated mythologies is the
holiday of Thanksgiving, which is believed, since 1621, to be a mutually
sanctioned gathering of “Indians” and Pilgrims. The truth is far from
the mythos of popular imagination. The real story is one where settler
vigilantes unyieldingly pushed themselves into Native American
homelands, and forced an uneasy gathering upon the locals."
Via diane a.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics