Whether we feast on turkey, seafood, or barbecue, may Thanksgiving 2019 enable us to count our blessings today, give thanks for the good in our past, and strengthen us for tomorrow.
Eighth-graders in the Antifa epicenter have the notion drummed into them that Thanksgiving really is a celebration of the genocide of the Indians by greedy capitalist Europeans.
Like most matters the media seizes upon with President Trump, this allegation was simply untrue. But that dishonesty didn’t stop the lie from spreading while the NBC writer doubled down.
Five hundred years ago, Hernando Cortez and his native allies put an end to a gruesome regime with one of the greatest underdog victories ever recorded.
We should celebrate Thanksgiving as our ancestors did, a moment to reflect on the extraordinary blessings of our time.
The relationship between Europeans and the indigenous American peoples is often not reducible to the simplistic paradigm of aggressive colonizer and peaceful natives.
‘Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. . . Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.’
In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, her family shows entirely reasonable fear plus charitable, patient treatment of people whom long experience indicates may rape and scalp them. This is the opposite of racism. It is remarkable.
‘Wind River’ isn’t just a typical crime drama, it’s also the story of how isolation changes people, both for the better and the worse.
Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’ accepts history’s brutal realities rather than substituting political cant. Cooper is what historians used to be: one who doesn’t fashion history to fit a political agenda.
These are not insults of Native Americans, but of people falsely claiming to be Native Americans. And one need not be that smart to understand that.
Most Americans were taught a cartoonish version of the first Thanksgiving, but the history of the Pilgrims and Indians was far more complex—and harrowing.
If we really want to commemorate horrifying, unspeakable violence and oppression in the Americas, I’ve got the perfect holiday: ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day.’
When people compare different actors on the historical stage and express themselves from a political viewpoint, we can expect to end in the realm of the absurd or the downright ridiculous.
After reading Naomi Riley’s ‘The New Trail of Tears,’ one wonders: How many more American Indians have to be beaten, raped, and burned before we are ready to talk about why?
It wouldn’t be out of bounds to ask sensitive Toronto folk to cast their eyes west and tell us why ‘Eskimo’ gets a pass while ‘Indian’ doesn’t.
U.S. policies have turned Indian reservations into ‘small third-world countries,’ Naomi Schaefer Riley claims in her latest book.
No, it’s not the 1800s. It’s a twenty-first-century government with apparently nothing better to do than threaten Native Americans over owning molted eagle feathers.
The fight over the Redskins’ name is a fight not just about how we make decisions, but how we decide what needs to be decided, and who will do the deciding.
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