Showing posts with label True Story of Thanksgiving!. Show all posts
Showing posts with label True Story of Thanksgiving!. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

True Story of Thanksgiving!

The True Story of Thanksgiving!
This might Not be Your
Most Pleasant Post on
Thanksgiving! But its
The Truth that Needs to
Be Said and Seen!
Well, I thought for the up coming Thanksgiving! I would go into the Truth of what the True Story of Thanksgiving was - And how did it happen - with who and were there more than just one big Feast? These are some of the Question that I will try to answer in this post of one of the Most Popular Holiday of the U.S. that is associated with the happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down for a big feast of the Harvest of food, life, new friends and family... So lets see if all of that True!  First of all when you think of the True Story of Thanksgivings one would probably think of Pilgrims and Indians sitting around a very large table with a huge feast of food. And Everybody getting along happy with the Men, Women and Children both Pilgrim and Native American Indians. So lets see if that was true. This story that I found is not my, but It shows a more honest view of what the True Story what the First Thanksgivings  was. I not trying to make light of any one's Thanksgiving or take away the Holiday either. In fact I truly wish you all a wonderful thanksgiving. However, for this year I wanted to shed some light on the truth of some of these holidays and learn something myself in doing this post too. So I hope that You all will learn something from these few posts that I have done this November of 2014. That is my goal. Wendy... So with enough said, Here is 'The True Story of Thanksgiving' 
"The Story began in 1614 when a band of English Explorers sailed home to England with a ship full of Patuxet Indians bound for Slavery. They left behind smallpox which virtually wiped out those who had escaped. By the time the Pilgrims arrived back in Massachusetts Bay they found only one living Patuxet Indian, a man by the name Squanto who had survived slavery in England and knew their language. He taught them how to grow corn and to fish, and negotiated a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Nation. At the end of their first year, the Pilgrims held a great feast honoring Squanto and the Wampanoags. But as word spread in England about the paradise to be found in the New World, religious zealots called Puritans began arriving by the boat load. Finding no fences around the land, they considered it to be in the public domain. Joined by other British settlers, they seized land, capturing strong young Natives for slaves and killing the rest. But the Pequot Nation had not agreed to the Peace treaty Squanto had negotiated and they fought back. The Pequot War was one of the bloodiest Indian wars ever fought. In 1637 near present day Groton, Connecticut over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival which is Our Thanksgiving Celebration. In the predawn  hours the 700 sleeping Indians were all surrounded by the English and the Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside. Those who did come outside were either shot or clubbed to death, while the terrified Indian women and children who had huddled inside the longhouses were all burned alive. The next day the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared "A Day of Thanksgiving'' because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered. They all Cheered by their 'Victory', the brave colonists and their Indian allies attacked village after village. Women and Children over the age of 14 were sold into slavery while the rest were murdered. Boats loaded with a many as 500 slaves at a time would regularly leave the ports of New England. Bounties were paid for Indian scalps to encourage as many deaths as possible. Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now Stamford, Connecticut, the churches announced a second day of 'Thanksgiving'' to Celebrate the Victory over the Heathen Savages... During the feasting, the hacked off heads of the  Indians were kicked through the streets like soccer balls. Even the friendly Wampanoag didn't escape the Madness. Their Chief was beheaded and remained on display for 24years in Plymouth, Massachusetts.The killing became more and more frenzied with days of 'Thanksgiving Feasts' being held after each successful MASSACRE!
I can't even believe what I am reading and learning.. We were Never ever! told any of this in the History of Thanksgiving is School.. Its Terrible and Sad and Sick!
Well George Washington finally suggested that Only ONE day of 'Thanksgiving' per year be set aside instead of Celebrating each and every Massacre!
Later Abraham Lincoln decreed "Thanksgiving Day" to be a legal National Holiday during the Civil War... on the same day he ordered troops to march against the Starving Sioux in Minnesota!
So This Story doesn't have that quite same fuzzy feeling associated with the Thanksgiving Feast where the Indians and Pilgrims are all sitting down together at  a table with bounties of food does it? But it does tell the truth of what really happened which I'm sure a whole lot of you didn' t know! like my self. I know some parts are rather sicking but thats the point.. We need to learn the truth about our history so this will never never be repeated again, Like the African Americans and the Jewish People too that suffered greatly too! So when Thanksgiving comes and you gather with your loved ones and friends. You might think about how blessed you are .. And you might say a pray to all the lives that were lost over this country 'The New World' all those beautiful Indians and the African Americn Slaves and the Jewish People that didn't make it. Let Pray for Peace for the whole world. I hope that the Year 2015 will be a much more Happy and Peace loving world for all people that is my wish.. Loveyou all YOURWENDY
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This is the link to the true story of thanksgivings~
Susan Bates

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