Burn Your Village To The Ground – A Tribe Called Red

“Well… Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday for Native people. In a way, each day is a day of thanksgiving to the Creator for the original people of Turtle Island.
This doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy turkey, pie and family as much as the next person, but at the same time the Thanksgiving myth largely shared in mainstream culture perpetuates a one sided view of a complicated history surrounding this holiday.”

Wait, we cannot break bread with you.
You have taken the land which is rightfully ours.
Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations.
Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs.
We will sell our bracelets by the road sides, and you will play golf.
My people will have pain and degradation.
Your people will have stick shifts.
The gods of my tribe have spoken.
They said do not trust the pilgrims. And especially do not trust Sarah Miller.
For all these reasons I have decided to scalp you
and burn your village to the ground.


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