Nation: Red Thanksgiving

Descendants of the Indians who greeted white America's ancestors at Plymouth Rock have organized their own somewhat sardonic Thanksgiving. Some 500 Indians will gather at that Pilgrim landfall to demonstrate, for Indian-studies programs in colleges, territorial justice and a return to tribal religions. They argue that Thanksgiving is only the white man's version of a longstanding Indian harvest festival, and the white man has been borrowing from the Indian ever since. Says Rayleen Bay, a Mohawk who helped organize the Indian anti-Thanksgiving: "Plymouth Rock should have landed on the Pilgrims."


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