All Imperial Cultures Seem to Celebrate the Massacres of Indigenous Peoples... as part of their Mythology
"Thanksgiving Day was first officially proclaimed by the governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637 to commemorate the
massacre of 700 Indian men, women and children who were celebrating their annual green corn dance – Thanksgiving Day
to them – in their own house," William Newell, 84, said recently. "Gathered in this place of meeting they were attacked
by mercenaries and english and dutch. The Indians were ordered from the building and as they came forth they were shot down.
The rest were burned alive in the building," he said. Newell based his research on studies of Holland documents and the 13-volume
colonial Documentary History, both thick sets of letters and reports from colonial officials to their superiors and the king
in England, and the private papers of sir William Johnson, British Indian agent for New York colony for 36 years in the mid
1600's. Newell, a Penobscot Indian, has degrees from Syracruse and the University of Pennsylvania and is a former chairman
of the University of Connecticut Anthropology department. Based on this information, a nationwide call for a "National Day
of Mourning" is being called to those individuals who support this effort in truth. We hope that many of you who read this
join us in a day of prayer and fast for healing
ANOTHER Version: The year was 1637.....700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe, gathered for their "Annual Green
Corn Dance" in the area that is now known as Groton, Conn. While they were gathered in this place of meeting, they were surrounded
and attacked by mercernaries of the English and Dutch. The Indians were ordered from the building and as they came forth,
they were shot down. The rest were burned alive in the building. The next day, the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
declared : "A day of Thanksgiving, thanking God that they had eliminited over 700 men, women and children. For the next 100
years, every "Thanksgiving Day" ordained by a Governor or President was to honor that victory, thanking God that the battle
had been won.
Source: Documents of Holland, 13 Volume Colonial Documentary History, letters and reports form colonial officials to their
superiors and the King in England and the private papers of Sir William Johnson, Britsh Indian agent for the New York colony
for 30 years. Researched by William B. Newell (Penobscot Tribe) Former Chairman of the University of Connecticut Anthropology
The Thanksgiving holiday we now recognize started when President Abraham Lincoln revived the celebration of this atrocity.