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Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Real Story of Thanksgiving

"In 1637 near present day Groton, Connecticut, over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival which is our Thanksgiving celebration. In the predawn hours the sleeping Indians were surrounded by English and Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside. Those who came out were shot or clubbed to death while the terrified women and children who huddled inside the longhouse were burned alive. The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared 'A Day Of Thanksgiving' because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered."

1 Comments:

  • English and Dutch mercenaries indeed. Lets try 30-40 English colonist from the Old Mystic area along with many hundreds of Narragansett and Mohegan indians attacking the pequot fort on top of pequot hill in what now is Mystic. Lets face the facts, the Pequots were a preditory tribe and got what they deserved by the hands of their neighboring tribes and the leadership of John Mason

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/25/2005 04:22:00 AM  

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