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Do other countries have Thanksgiving?

Before I started digging into Thanksgiving, I thought it was just some kind of historical holiday where Pilgrims were able to peacefully interact with Native Americans and survive the winter. Eventually, in modern times it became this vague holiday about “giving thanks” and “being thankful”. Thanksgiving is a traditional celebration of harvest. Given that people… Read More »

Is it a myth that white folks preferred Native American societies ?

I was reading somewhere, I don’t remember where, and it talked about how Native American societies were by nature egalitarian. European societies in America were heavily stratified and because of this, whites that were captured and enslaved by Native American societies did not want to return home. The implication was that Native American societies, while ultimately… Read More »