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Offline soflorattler

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Many Native Americans consider Thanksgiving a day of mourning. Here’s how they mark the day

https://news.yahoo.com/many-native-americans-consider-thanksgiving-230003194.html


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Here is an article on a massacre in 1864.

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Remembering the U.S. Soldiers Who Refused Orders to Murder Native Americans at Sand Creek
By Billy J. Stratton, The Conversation
Nov 21, 2017

Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 18 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.

The annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run opens at the site of the Sand Creek Massacre near Eads, Colo., with a sunrise ceremony honoring some 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne people who lost their lives in the infamous massacre. This brutal assault was carried out by Colonel John Chivington on Nov. 29, 1864.

While the Sand Creek massacre has been the subject of numerous books, much less attention has been given to two heroes of this horrific event: U.S. soldiers Captain Silas Soule and Lt. Joseph Cramer.

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One squaw was wounded and a fellow took a hatchet to finish her, she held her arms up to defend her, and he cut one arm off, and held the other with one hand and dashed the hatchet through her brain.

These are the kind of people we deal with everyday. They call themselves "patriots". :no:

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- I don't celebrate any of these holiday's, haven't for over 40+ years,,, these holidays were put in place by white people to make them feel good about themselves, after the lied, cheated, stole, raped, killed, brought diseases, etc to what's called the USA, and it's territories. :nono2:
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I celebrate days OFF, meals, cookouts...thats all.

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I celebrate days OFF, meals, cookouts...thats all.

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