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One Blood

“Oh, give THANKS to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” [1] Recently, I’ve come to realize I’ve lived a somewhat sheltered life with regards to T h a n k s g i v i n g . Oh, I’ve learned of our nation’s history and read some of the pilgrim’s writings, yet my research, until now, has been from the settler’s point of view. Quite by accident, I came across an article from the website: . The author, Thomas A. Ferguson, called our white, European American idea of the first T h a n k s g i v i n g a view “…based on the mythological concept and approach Western minds have when dealing with the various Native Populations.” [2] He paints an extremely condescending and contemptuous picture of the Pilgrims assuring us the Native American does not view this holiday with the same love and fervor we do.