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  • The War on Thanksgiving: Pilgrim's Regress?

    Ross Kenneth Urken, MainStreet|Nov 29, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — This Thanksgiving, as with every year since 1970, Native Americans and supporters of indigenous peoples throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will march on Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts to protest the turkey jubilee and reappropriate the holiday as National Day of Mourning (NDOM). After all, Governor John Winthrop declared the first official "Day of Thanksgiving" in 1637 to mark the return of men who had gone to Mystic, Conn. and massacred 700 Pequot Indians. But this year, the sequestration cutbacks that have h...