“The true ‘First Thanksgiving’ was a much bloodier hell on Earth which tells the tale of the next 400 years for the Native Americans. In 1637, the first Thanksgiving was held to celebrate the systematic slaughtering of the ‘heathen savages.’ In all, more than 700 Pequot men, women, and children were slaughtered that day. The ‘victory’ was celebrated by the Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony holding a feast and trumpeted this as a ‘Day of Thanksgiving.’ During the celebration, they cut off heads of Natives and put them on display publicly; including beheading the Wampanoag Chief and impaling his head on a pole in Plymouth which stayed on display for the next 24 years. With each ‘victory’ they would hold Days of Thanksgiving feasts for each successful massacre. These killings become more and more, as the settlers went from village to village wiping out generations of tribes. Those who stayed inside their longhouses — including women and children — were burnt to death. But, one day out of the year, we are able to give thanks and show gratitude as part of the traditional celebration to honor a bloody massacre.”
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