One Word: Thanksgiving (Native Americans)

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Posted by Cut on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Amidst the elation of having a four-day weekend, getting to indulge in holiday treats, and having some rest and relaxation with friends and family, it's easy to forget that Thanksgiving doesn't have a positive connotation for all. In the above clip by cut.com, Native Americans of many different heritages sound off on what the holiday where the Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe of New England for a feast after a successful harvest means to them. While it's evolved to include watching epic football games and Christmas preparations and shopping, for many it stirs feelings that are hard to forget. One woman in the above video says Thanksgiving is "Romanticized," while one man says it's about "lies." And then another girl says she likes the idea of it but not where it comes from.