Rethinking Thanksgiving

Plimouth Plantation

{Plimoth Plantation originally posted by @plimothplantation} Hope everyone is having a good Thanksgiving! I think it is important to take the time to reflect on what we are thankful for, but it is also important to remember the history and systems that makes much of America’s bounty possible. So this is a reminder that the first Thanksgiving took place on illegally occupied Wampanoag Land and was probably more a time of tension and uneasy relations than a time of overflowing friendship and peace. Do you know on whose homeland you are eating? Or on whose land your corn was grown and your turkeys raised? If you are thankful for the ways living in America has benefited you, also acknowledge what this privilege is build upon and fight for this country’s indigenous people. #PublicLandIsNativeLand