Podcast #5: Columbus, Pilgrims, and You

There have been….delays. Thanks for your patience! I’m trying a new format for hosting the podcasts, at archive.org, and I hope it might work better than YouTube. Please let me know what you think!

As always, I cannot recommend enough that every American read sociologist and historian James W. Loewen’s important book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.

This is an excellent piece from a historian regarding the documented relationship between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. It’s not your school Thanksgiving pageant, which was, by the way, propaganda.

Here’s another piece examining the historicity and whitewashing of Thanksgiving.

This is an example of a hawk’s bell. Keep in mind that the Arawaks had to find enough gold dust to fill these if they wanted to keep their hands. Not gold nuggets. DUST.

Thanksgiving wasn’t a national holiday until a 19th Century Social Influencer started a campaign to make it happen and President Abraham Lincoln saw a way to try and unify North and South around one national identity.

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