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Thanksgiving Day was first officially proclaimed by the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637 to commemorate the massacre of 700 Pequot men, women and children who were celebrating the annual green corn dance Thanksgiving Day to them- in their own home. Gathered in this place of meeting they were attacked by mercenaries, Dutch and English. The Indians were ordered from the building and as they came forth they were shot down. The rest were burned alive in the building. My research is authentic because it is documentary. You can't get anything more accurate than that because it is first hand," said anthropologist William B. Newell, a Penobscot with degrees from 2 universities, and former chairman of the anthropology department at the University of Connecticut. His research; Holland Documents and the 13 volume Colonial Documentary History, a set of letters from colonial officials to their superiors and the king in England, and the private papers of Sir William Johnson, a British Indian agent for the New York colony for 30 years in the mid-1600s. The next 100 Thanksgivings commemorated the killing of the Indians at Groton, Connecticut, rather than a celebration of them. The image of Indians and Pilgrims sitting around a large table to celebrate Thanksgiving Day is “fictitious” although Indians did share food with the first settlers. Community Endeavor News, Nov. 1995.

Native American Resistance

Who Would Unbraid Her Hair: The Legend of Annie Mae.  Claypool
The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash. Johanna Brand
Lakota Woman. Mary Brave Bird.

The Unquiet Grave. The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country. Hendricks.
Red Earth. White Lies. And Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties: An Indian Declaration of Independence. Deloria Vine

The Journey of Crazy Horse and Lakota Way by Joseph Marshall
Blood Struggle. The Rise of Modern Indian Nations. C. Wilkinson

Killing the White Man's Indian. Fergus M. Bordewich
Trail of Tears. The Rise and Fall of The Cherokee Nation. J. Ehle

Geronimo My Life. As Told to S.M. Barrett.
Agents Of Repression. The FBI's Secret War Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Struggle for the Land. A Little Matter of Genocide. Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present, all by Ward Churchill

The Custer Myth: A Source Book of Custeriana. Graham William.
Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto. Deloria Vine Jr.

Custer’s Fall. The Native American Side of the Story D. Miller.
The Sand Creek Massacre. Stan Hoig

The FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee.
This Country was Ours. Virgil Vogel

Blood of the Land. Weyler.
Warpath. And Sitting Bull: Champion of the Sioux. Stanley Vestal

Loud Hawk: The United States Versus the American Indian Movement.
Like a Hurricane. Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee.

Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sundance. Leonard Peltier
Ojibwa Warrior, and the Rise of the American Indian Movement. Banks

In The Spirit of Crazy Horse. Peter Matthiessen.
Dog Soldiers, Bear Men and Buffalo Women. Mails E. Thomas
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