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Long before Governor Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans of North America had harvest celebrations for centuries, praising the “Earth Mother” who bestowed upon them herds for hunting, aquatic bodies for fishing, and plentiful crops for harvesting. Although these harvest celebrations differed for each tribe across North America, there was still a common belief amongst Native Americans that a “spiritual” being or force had blessed them with life and longevity.
Originally posted by Sheol
reply to post by rubbertramp
Heres a thread by Ahabstar explaining Thanksgiving Day Explaining another odd American Holiday: Thanksgiving. Hope that helps you.
Originally posted by rubbertramp
i'd like to point out that it was the beginning of a long history of genocide towards the natives of this land.
not that i want to bum out anyone's holiday, but i think this is an important subject to discuss.