I am thankful for many things, including the wonderful people who read my postings.
Musings on Thanksgiving: Inga Muscio
“As ever, the original inhabitants of Turtle Island are entirely overlooked. Mysteriously, the only time indigenous people are guaranteed a mainstream Amerikkan mention is on Thanksgiving.
Again, to contextualize, this would be be kinda like someone busting into your house and robbing you blind, then sending you postcards once a year to remind you how much they are enjoying all of your stuff, and getting annoyed with you if you don’t respond with appreciation for their thoughtfulness.”
Below – Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (American painter, 1863-1930): “The First Thanksgiving” (1915); The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Pine Ridge is currently the third poorest county in the United States, ranking slightly ahead of two other South Dakota Indian Reservations.