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For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning

 

November 25, 2019

(CNN) - As residents of Plymouth, Massachusetts, prepared for a dinner in 1970 to mark the Mayflower landing, a leader of the tribe that had feasted with the Pilgrims drafted a speech to deliver at the event.

"The Pilgrims had hardly explored the shores of Cape Cod for four days before they had robbed the graves of my ancestors and stolen their corn and beans," reads a line from the remarks that Aquinnah Wampanoag tribal leader Wamsutta Frank James had planned to give.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/24/us/native-americans-national-day-of-mourning/index.html

 

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