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Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving when it was the beginning of genocide for native americans?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
hahahahaha..thats a good one...tell another....
- lonetravelerLv 51 decade ago
Because they brought the people food for them when they were starving, for thanks the Europeans got serious about wiping them off the face of the earth. Not much about this is history books but found out latter in life. In the 1800's there was still a poster in the post office in San Francisco showing a cash reward of a braves head a squaw, and a baby's head. Americans should be proud to have made drunks out of a once proud and good people. We have destroyed a culture, language and way of life that is much better than we could ever imagine. We have polluted and are destroying planet earth.
- 4 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Look up the history. It actaually is a celbration of when Squanto showed the settlers how to survive and in return, they sared their rewards with the native people. It represents something good.
I know some people want to wallow in the negative for hundreds of years but at one point, people have to realize, the past is going to remain that way, learn from it, don't repeat it, and make things better.
I have native american blood in me, and guess what? I am glad we are now a European offshoot. I don't digest Buffalo well or like living in Teepees.
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- kimandchris2Lv 51 decade ago
because we will always be responsible for some kind of wrongdoing - so you almost can't use it as a valid excuse anymore lol
Everyone needs a day to be thankful for what they have. Even the indians.
As a matter of fact, we would do even better to celebrate Thanksgiving monthly. We'd be fatter...but better :-)
- 1 decade ago
You're right: native americans gave food to immigrants, and they killed them.
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
the beginning? I think it started long before that
- Bullz_ eyeLv 61 decade ago
That is partly true but some came together to make peace and to share and get together so they can make trades.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
because most americans are not Indians
- Dr DeeLv 71 decade ago