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Most of us associate the holiday with happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast.  And that did happen - once. 
 
The story began in 1614 when a band of English explorers sailed home to  England with a ship full of Patuxet Indians bound for slavery. They left behind smallpox which virtually wiped out those who had escaped.  By the time the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts Bay they found only one living Patuxet Indian, a man named Squanto who had survived slavery in England and knew their language.  He taught them to grow corn and to fish, and negotiated a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Nation. At the end of their first year, the Pilgrims held a great feast honoring Squanto and the Wampanoags. 
 

But as word spread in England about the paradise to be found in the new world, religious zealots called Puritans began arriving by the boat load. Finding no fences around the land, they considered it to be in the public domain. Joined by other British settlers, they seized land, capturing strong young Natives for slaves and killing the rest.  But the Pequot Nation had not agreed to the peace treaty Squanto had negotiated and they fought back. The Pequot War was one of the bloodiest Indian wars ever fought.  
 
In 1637 near present day  Groton, Connecticut, over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival which is our Thanksgiving celebration. In the predawn hours the sleeping Indians were surrounded by English and Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside.  Those who came out were shot or clubbed to death while the terrified women and children who huddled inside the longhouse were burned alive. The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared "A Day Of Thanksgiving" because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered.
 
Cheered by their "victory", the brave colonists and their Indian allies attacked village after village. Women and children over 14 were sold into slavery while the rest were murdered.  Boats loaded with a many as 500 slaves regularly left the ports of New England. Bounties were paid for Indian scalps to encourage as many deaths as possible.   
 
Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now  Stamford, Connecticut, the churches announced a second day of "thanksgiving" to celebrate victory over the heathen savages.  During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets like soccer balls.  Even the friendly Wampanoag did not escape the madness. Their chief was beheaded, and his head impaled on a pole in Plymouth, Massachusetts -- where it remained on display for 24 years.   
 
The killings became more and more frenzied, with days of thanksgiving feasts being held after each successful massacre. George Washington finally suggested that only one day of Thanksgiving per year be set aside instead of celebrating each and every massacre. Later Abraham Lincoln decreed Thanksgiving Day to be a legal national holiday during the Civil War -- on the same day he ordered troops to march against the starving Sioux in Minnesota.
 
This story doesn't have quite the same fuzzy feelings associated with it as the one where the Indians and Pilgrims are all sitting down together at the big feast.  But we need to learn our true history so it won't ever be repeated.  Next  Thanksgiving, when you gather with your loved ones to Thank God for all your blessings, think about those people who only wanted to live their lives and raise their families.  They, also took time out to say "thank you" to Creator for all their blessings.
 
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B.A.FrémauxSoormally
#1 B.A.FrémauxSoormally 2012-01-14 20:38
"The killings became more and more frenzied, with days of thanksgiving feasts being held after each successful massacre."

To this very day it is still on-going and will never stop unless we stop the killers - the Banks and the Illuminati (Freemasons) controlling the entire Western governments as well as their client-states (former colonies).

We have seen them use weapons of mass destruction - aborting millions of babies, giving millions of babies AIDS, starving babies and others from embargoes and sanctions, mass murdering by indiscriminate bombings, WITH UTTER SAVAGERY, murdering heads of States including their own, hanging, sodomising, raping and LYING BIG, and always getting away with it.

BAFS
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Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad,
#2 The Real Story of the Thanksgiving of 1623Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, 2013-11-28 11:24
This article has a significant error. Days of Thanksgiving have been frequently declared throughout history, many by the pilgrims, and to pick the 1637 as "the first thanksgiving" is not only arbitrary, but is misleading, since it is the thanksgiving of 1623 that Abraham Lincoln (our first and only Melungeon President) sought to commemorate when he instituted what has become the official federal holiday. The irony is that the true history of THAT thanksgiving has also been covered up. It is described with lengthy excerpts from a man who was there, Governor William Bradford at 24hgold.com/.../....
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Nashid
#3 No ErrorNashid 2013-11-28 18:55
The version of Thanksgiving given by Jewish Howard S. Katz, the former head of the Committee to Establish the Gold Standard, is an attempt to sugar coat the horrible origins of Thanksgiving. There is nothing to show that president Abraham Lincoln's declaration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday had anything to do with Governor William Bradford's account. My original article also acknowledges Abraham Lincoln's declaration of Thanksgiving day and states the following:

"Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now Stamford, Connecticut, the churches announced a second day of "thanksgiving" to celebrate victory over the heathen savages. During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets like soccer balls. Even the friendly Wampanoag did not escape the madness. Their chief was beheaded, and his head impaled on a pole in Plymouth, Massachusetts -- where it remained on display for 24 years.

"The killings became more and more frenzied, with days of thanksgiving feasts being held after each successful massacre. George Washington finally suggested that only one day of Thanksgiving per year be set aside instead of celebrating each and every massacre. Later Abraham Lincoln decreed Thanksgiving Day to be a legal national holiday during the Civil War -- on the same day he ordered troops to march against the starving Sioux in Minnesota..."
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