Native Americans’ National Day of Mourning

On Thanksgiving day of this year, Native Americans from the New England area traveled to Plymouth, Mass. to hold the 42nd annual National Day of Mourning.  The main purpose of the event is to educate people about what really happened during the first Thanksgiving.  It also teaches the attendees about the injustices that Native Americans have suffered since then.  While watching the video, I was impressed to see such a young and diverse crowd at the rally.  It’s strange that Native Americans played such an enormous part in our country’s history and yet they are completely ignored by most people. I think it’s time that schools start teaching the real story instead of the sugar coated fairytale that most people still believe to be true.  If more people knew what really happened, maybe Native Americans could finally get the attention they need and deserve. You can find the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnMJ3z6_wYo&feature=youtube_gdata

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