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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysThanksgiving · 1 decade ago

So, Thanksgiving is a celebration of Native American Genocide?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The first Thanksgiving gave thanks to God for wiping out the Native Americans with smallpox, allowing the Pilgrims to eat off the neighboring ruins of a Native American tribe. They took the last survivor captive and enslaved him, forcing him to teach them how to grow food. His name was Squanto.

  • 5 years ago

    No, the settlers (Pilgrims) made a banquet with the community individuals to thank them for exhibiting them a thank you to stay off the land. If it weren't for the Natives' help, all of the recent settlers could have perished. And sure, later greater settlers got here and extinguished community united statesa., yet it rather is beside the point to those that had participated in the 1st thanksgiving.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, it's a holiday where we give thanks to God for all that we have to be grateful for. It also commemorates a time when Native Americans and whites actually came together in peace and enjoyed each other's company. If it turned sour after that, all the more reason to memorialize a time when it was still good.

  • 1 decade ago

    nope. the first thanksgiving actually included indians. EVERYBODY was celebrating that they were THANKFUL that everyone was ALIVE AND WELL AND GETTING ALONG. and why the heck do you call us native americans, anyway?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, like bonfire night in the UK is the celebration of a terrorist plot which failed. Such a fascinating world, hey

  • 1 decade ago

    That is one valid way of looking at it. Another valid way is that it was a community event with all peoples involved, indigenous or not, in a celebration of life.

  • 1 decade ago

    that doesn't really make sense, because wern't guests of the first thanksgiving native amerians?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    what people dont understand that there has been all through the ages conquerers and conquered and it wont change until Jesus Christ comes back.

    Source(s): as far as ur Q goes-it was a celebration of a new life for the Indians and Pilgrims
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I celebrate it because i want my dang darn food.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes

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