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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-10 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #27
30. It's actually accurate.
While people around the globe have long had Thanksgiving festivals, in the context of the European experience in the America's, this was indeed the actual first time it was declared a holiday by a government official.
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  -First "Thanksgiving" celebrated safe return home after murdering 700 Pequot men, women, & children. Amerigo Vespucci  Nov-25-10 12:02 PM   #0 
  - Mmmm I love turkey, Thanksgiving with my family... football... n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-25-10 12:12 PM   #1 
  - turkey, family, and football  bigtree   Nov-25-10 12:21 PM   #4 
     - Same to you my friend. Enjoy the day. Cold and blustery here!  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-25-10 12:25 PM   #7 
  - Sh... Going against the myth  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-10 12:15 PM   #2 
  - I wonder how many native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.  Gregorian   Nov-25-10 12:16 PM   #3 
  - This one does, heartily and with gusto... with friends, family, football...  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-25-10 12:22 PM   #5 
     - I regard it as a day to celebrate family and close friends. No Republicans need apply.  olegramps   Nov-26-10 08:18 AM   #37 
  - Truth hurts.... History hurts... And we are here now! So now what?  kgnu_fan   Nov-25-10 12:23 PM   #6 
  - propaganda doesn't hurt though  hfojvt   Nov-25-10 01:08 PM   #20 
     - I just came back from my walk and gosh, to find this cynicism, yuk...  kgnu_fan   Nov-26-10 08:13 PM   #61 
  - Yes, celebrating slaughter with a feast goes back further than recorded history.  Greyhound   Nov-25-10 12:27 PM   #8 
  - Hmmm................I rec'd this and it's still at zero  panader0   Nov-25-10 12:33 PM   #9 
  - of course, that is not the true story of the first  hfojvt   Nov-25-10 12:36 PM   #10 
  - +1 nt  LARED   Nov-25-10 12:40 PM   #12 
  - so just because the date is different, it was okay for the european invaders to massacre women and  niyad   Nov-25-10 12:47 PM   #14 
     - Is that what I said?  hfojvt   Nov-25-10 01:20 PM   #21 
     - I don't believe that he was saying that.  olegramps   Nov-26-10 08:23 AM   #38 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-25-10 12:40 PM   #11 
  - it was at one, I rec'd, and it is still at one--some people just cannot handle truth  niyad   Nov-25-10 12:42 PM   #13 
  - Truth? This event happened 16 years AFTER the first Thanksgiving.  Bold Lib   Nov-25-10 12:49 PM   #17 
     - Can't argue with TRUTH  Countdown_3_2_1   Nov-25-10 01:29 PM   #22 
  - ah, more unrec;s--heaven forfend we should learn how the european invaders "settled" an inhabitied  niyad   Nov-25-10 12:48 PM   #15 
  - Heaven forbid a post get unrec'ed for blatantly twisting facts.  boppers   Nov-25-10 02:32 PM   #26 
  - Unrecommended for passing off an event as reason for Thanksgiving that took place 16 years AFTER  Bold Lib   Nov-25-10 12:48 PM   #16 
  - What a downer. Don't bring my white ass down.  Gregorian   Nov-25-10 01:01 PM   #18 
  - Well...we're not celebrating the day in that manner in anymore. Prototypical jerk post.  NoodleyAppendage   Nov-25-10 01:07 PM   #19 
  - Ahhh the usuall shit on the American Holiday thread...  JANdad   Nov-25-10 02:00 PM   #23 
  - But the real horror was that most of the victims were women, children, and the elderly.  Igel   Nov-25-10 02:03 PM   #24 
  - The greater horror is the LIE that this happened on Thanksgiving  Countdown_3_2_1   Nov-25-10 05:56 PM   #28 
  - That damn Texas School Board has been at it longer than I ever thought. n/t  DCKit   Nov-25-10 02:20 PM   #25 
  - Your history is off...  MellowDem   Nov-25-10 02:55 PM   #27 
  - It's actually accurate.  H2O Man   Nov-25-10 07:30 PM   #30 
     - Depends on your defintion I suppose...  MellowDem   Nov-25-10 11:33 PM   #31 
     - Respectfully disagree.  H2O Man   Nov-26-10 10:11 AM   #41 
        - H2O Man, excellent post once again!  FourScore   Nov-26-10 11:44 AM   #43 
        - It's on DU:GD  H2O Man   Nov-26-10 02:47 PM   #49 
        - the OP does not strike me as a full story, - just another myth  hfojvt   Nov-26-10 02:55 PM   #50 
        - It's not a myth.  H2O Man   Nov-26-10 04:05 PM   #52 
        - I know that it actually happened  hfojvt   Nov-26-10 05:32 PM   #53 
           - You are wrong.  H2O Man   Nov-26-10 05:42 PM   #54 
              - Just like a broken clock  hfojvt   Nov-26-10 07:41 PM   #56 
              - Not All White People Are/Where Evil, Not All Natives Good  mikekohr   Nov-26-10 08:03 PM   #58 
              - This counry was founded on a genocide and built by slaves.  EFerrari   Nov-26-10 08:06 PM   #59 
              - On this,  H2O Man   Nov-26-10 08:43 PM   #66 
                 - it's kinda funny  hfojvt   Nov-27-10 12:33 PM   #72 
              - It's too bad the poster didn't learn about it even on "Roseanne".  EFerrari   Nov-26-10 08:10 PM   #60 
                 - That Episode Of Rosanne Was Written By Charlie Hill -Onieda-  mikekohr   Nov-26-10 09:56 PM   #69 
                    - LOL! Thanks so much for that link.  EFerrari   Nov-26-10 10:06 PM   #70 
        - It is not "new myth" It has been known for long long time by many people  kgnu_fan   Nov-26-10 08:17 PM   #62 
        - Excellant Post H2O Man  mikekohr   Nov-26-10 07:48 PM   #57 
           - Thank you for the link.  H2O Man   Nov-26-10 08:45 PM   #67 
     - Thank you.  Luminous Animal   Nov-26-10 12:16 PM   #45 
  - Actually most people reckon Thanksgiving goes back to 1621, not 1637.  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-25-10 07:27 PM   #29 
  - Most people may reckon that but they would be wrong.  Luminous Animal   Nov-26-10 12:22 PM   #46 
  - History can be twisted to make any point as the Republicans have proved....the first  Rowdyboy   Nov-25-10 11:51 PM   #32 
  - American's hate it when facts get in the way of a good time.  donheld   Nov-26-10 12:16 AM   #33 
  - DUers hate it when facts get in the way of a good rant.  Gaedel   Nov-26-10 05:23 AM   #35 
  - Good lord, the writer doesn't even bother dealing with primary texts.  ithinkmyliverhurts   Nov-26-10 05:06 AM   #34 
  - There is a difference between holding a traditional feast and  Luminous Animal   Nov-26-10 02:59 PM   #51 
  - happy thanksgiving  blindpig   Nov-26-10 07:09 AM   #36 
  - This is why I appreciate this site and give Thanksgiving for its existence.  olegramps   Nov-26-10 08:36 AM   #39 
  - The birth of the country was forged on bloodshed.  political_Dem   Nov-26-10 09:49 AM   #40 
  - wish I could rec this post.  niyad   Nov-26-10 10:43 AM   #42 
  - I am not for inhibiting discussion  hfojvt   Nov-26-10 02:35 PM   #48 
  - The article is historically inaccurate from the very beginning as the first Thanksgiving -  lynne   Nov-26-10 12:03 PM   #44 
  - Jeebus! Did this guy even try to look up any facts?  LostInAnomie   Nov-26-10 12:58 PM   #47 
  - We all should be forced to remeber the brutal genocide of the Native Americans every Thanksgiving.  Odin2005   Nov-26-10 07:09 PM   #55 
  - Yes it was  kgnu_fan   Nov-26-10 08:19 PM   #63 
  - Amerigo Vespucci~  Dystopian   Nov-26-10 08:19 PM   #64 
  - How the fuck is it something that's been repeatedly demonstrated  Telly Savalas   Nov-26-10 08:29 PM   #65 
  - Thanks to the many DUers who debunked this crap in this thread,  Nye Bevan   Nov-26-10 09:17 PM   #68 
  - "This day forth shall be a day of celebration and thanksgiving for subduing the Pequots,"  Catherina   Nov-26-10 10:39 PM   #71 
     - Thank you Catherina  Swamp Rat   Nov-27-10 12:44 PM   #73 
        - You're welcome mon frere n/t  Catherina   Nov-27-10 04:56 PM   #74 

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