The people of Standing Rock are part of the Hunkpapa band of the Lakota Sioux tribe and are ancestors of Sitting Bull, one of the most famous Native resisters to expansion--he was a leader in the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho victory over the U. Army's 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Obama is only the fourth sitting president to make an official visit to an Indian reservation.
Please click to read about: The Hidden History of Massachusetts Much of America's understanding of the early relationship between the Indian and the European is conveyed through the story of Thanksgiving. Proclaimed a holiday in by Abraham Lincoln, this fairy tale of a feast was allowed to exist in the American imagination pretty much untouched untilthe th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims.
That is when Frank B. James, president of the Federated Eastern Indian League, prepared a speech for a Plymouth banquet that exposed the Pilgrims for having committed, among other crimes, the robbery of the graves of the Wampanoags.
Instead, James declined to speak, and on Thanksgiving Day hundreds of Indians from around the country came to protest. It was the first National Day of Mourning, a day to mark the losses Native Americans suffered as the early settlers prospered.
This true story of "Thanksgiving" is what whites did not want Mr. What Really Happened in Plymouth in ? According to a single-paragraph account in the writings of one Pilgrim, a harvest feast did take place in Plymouth inprobably in mid-October, but the Indians who attended were not even invited.
Though it later became known as "Thanksgiving," the Pilgrims never called it that.
And amidst the imagery of a picnic of interracial harmony is some of the most terrifying bloodshed in New World history.
The Pilgrim crop had failed miserably that year, but the agricultural expertise of the Indians had produced twenty acres of corn, without which the Pilgrims would have surely perished.
The Indians often brought food to the Pilgrims, who came from England ridiculously unprepared to survive and hence relied almost exclusively on handouts from the overly generous Indians-thus making the Pilgrims the western hemisphere's first class of welfare recipients.
The Pilgrims invited the Indian sachem Massasoit to their feast, and it was Massasoit, engaging in the tribal tradition of equal sharing, who then invited ninety or more of his Indian brothers and sisters-to the annoyance of the 50 or so ungrateful Europeans.
No turkey, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie was served; they likely ate duck or geese and the venison from the 5 deer brought by Massasoit.
In fact, most, if notall, of the food was most likely brought and prepared by the Indians, whose 10,year familiarity with the cuisine of the region had kept the whites alive up to that point.
The Pilgrims wore no black hats or buckled shoes-these were the silly inventions of artists hundreds of years since that time. These lower-class Englishmen wore brightly colored clothing, with one of their church leaders recording among his possessions "1 paire of greene drawers.
What's more, the Pilgrims consumed a good deal of home brew. In fact, each Pilgrim drank at least a half gallon of beer a day, which they preferred even to water. This daily inebriation led their governor, William Bradford, to comment on his people's "notorious sin," which included their "drunkenness and uncleanliness" and rampant "sodomy" They were engaged in a ruthless war of extermination against their hosts, even as they falsely posed as friends.
Just days before the alleged Thanksgiving love-fest, a company of Pilgrims led by Myles Standish actively sought to chop off the head of a local chief.
They deliberately caused a rivalry between two friendly Indians, pitting one against the other in an attempt to obtain "better intelligence and make them both more diligent.
Any Indian who came within the vicinity of the Pilgrim settlement was subject to robbery, enslavement, or even murder. The Pilgrims further advertised their evil intentions and white racial hostility, when they mounted five cannons on a hill around their settlement, constructed a platform for artillery, and then organized their soldiers into four companies-all in preparation for the military destruction of their friends the Indians.
Pilgrim Myles Standish eventually got his bloody prize. He went to the Indians, pretended to be a trader, then beheaded an Indian man named Wituwamat. He brought the head to Plymouth, where it was displayed on a wooden spike for many years, according to Gary B.
Nash, "as a symbol of white power. From that time on, the whites were known to the Indians of Massachusetts by the name "Wotowquenange," which in their tongue meant cutthroats and stabbers. Who Were the "Savages"? The myth of the fierce, ruthless Indian savage lusting after the blood of innocent Europeans must be vigorously dispelled at this point.
In actuality, the historical record shows that the very opposite was true. Once the European settlements stabilized, the whites turned on their hosts in a brutal way. The once amicable relationship was breeched again and again by the whites, who lusted over the riches of Indian land.
A combination of the Pilgrims' demonization of the Indians, the concocted mythology of Eurocentric historians, and standard Hollywood propaganda has served to paint the gentle Indian as a tomahawk-swinging savage endlessly on the warpath, lusting for the blood of the God-fearing whites. But the Pilgrims' own testimony obliterates that fallacy.
The Indians engaged each other in military contests from time to time, but the causes of "war," the methods, and the resulting damage differed profoundly from the European variety:In the historical account of the betrayal, abuse and massacre of thousands of native Americans, one will find not one iota of redemption for the white man in one of America's most shameful events.
The might of the U.S. government and the greed of white neighbors favored a removal to Indian Territory. unknown | See more ideas about . By the end of the war Britain was to a large extent in a position to give the Native Americans what they wanted - an Indian homeland to the West of the then United States.
Jul 21, · Then there's the lack of trust between Native Americans and U.S. authorities, a mistrust that comes from a history of betrayal and marginalization. And it can be really hard in cities for. 5 •! What(is(your(opinion(of(the(settlers’ (goal(to(“civilize”the(Native(Americans?
•! Think(about(something(you(love(to(do,(such(as(play(basketball. Apr 17, · NPR Shop In The s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly wealthy in the early s — and then members started.
But from their home on the Passamaquoddy Tribe reservation in Indian Township, Maine, Geo Soctomah Neptune explains what word comes to mind when they think of the Fourth of July: “Betrayal.” Neptune is a Two Spirit, a traditional gender identity found in many different indigenous North American tribes.