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An Explanation of the Intriguing Process of Using Water to Farm Cranberries

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a previous episode of How Does It Grow from 2014, host Nicole Cotroneo Jolly visited the Lee Brothers cranberry farm in Chatsworth, New Jersey to find out how the natively American fruit grows, how it’s farmed and why water plays such a big role. Cranberries grow on low trailing vines in something that’s called […]

What you didn’t know about the pilgrims: They had massive debt

Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts is a living museum portraying the life of the Native Americans and the early English colonists, who often struggled to pay back the London businessmen who funded their passage to America. Photo byShow More Summary

The Real Thanksgiving Day

From the Archive: On Thanksgiving Day, the United States celebrates the tradition of Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down together in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621 to celebrate each other as friendly neighbors. But the reality was not so pleasant, as historian William Loren Katz recalled. By William Loren Katz (Originally published on Nov. 12, 2009)…

This Thanksgiving Do More Than Acknowledge the Oppression of Native Americans. Act to End it.

A new conversation about Thanksgiving is cropping up this year, with mainstream media outlets like MTV and The New York Times calling attention to the holiday's questionable history. Critical people are pointing out that the story of...Show More Summary

From Our Archives: Thanksgiving

Have a Sexy Thanksgiving! The Happiest Day of the Year! Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner Up in 2011 Thanksgiving Mythology Red Bull’s Historically Stupid Thanksgiving Fantasy U.S. Schools Teach Children that Native Americans are History Theorizing...Show More Summary

Good thing Native Americans didn't treat the Pilgrims like we treat Syrian refugees

``While it's true that the Pilgrims weren't exactly fleeing a war-torn country, they were leaving a homeland where they were fined, jailed and sometimes even executed for their views. Calling themselves "saints" or "the godly", the Pilgrims...Show More Summary

Why It's So Hard to Change American Minds About Refugees

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Fleeing violence and starvation in their native country, the refugees arrived in their new home only to be ridiculed in the press, subject to overt racism, and faced with persecution in their places of worship. Sound like recent headlines? This was the reality for the first Irish refugees to come to the US. It hasn’t gotten much better in the last 150 years. Read more...

A Southern California Thanksgiving

18 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Who told the story first? The story of Native Americans bringing food to the Pilgrims, who were hungry, weary, wary neighbors in Plymouth — roasted fowl, gourds, corn and fish? The traditional Thanksgiving turkeys of my Southern California childhood, awkwardly big birds on my mother's Formica counter,...

Happy Thanksgiving: An American Indian Perspective

All of the Elders I know tell me Native People have been giving thanks for as long as people have existed.

Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with mixed feelings, and a meal on L.A.'s skid row

20 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Michael Reifel was 10 years old when his parents' complicated relationship with Thanksgiving started trickling into conversations during the holiday feast. They were grateful for what they had, they would say, "but at the expense of our land." His father would recount tales of when Thanksgiving...

Virginia Governor accepts deer tribute from Native American tribes

The day before Thanksgiving, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) participated in a 338-year-old ritual outside the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, where two tribes each presented a deer as payment in lieu of taxes.

Facebook fix to names policy crucial for Native Americans

Facebook is one of Indian country’s most effective tools to prevent youth suicide, says Simon Moya-Smith.        

EXCL. PREVIEW: Wood & Mutti's "Rebels" #9 Holds Down the Fort

A young Native American helps out a crew of settlers in this sneak peek at Brian Wood & Andrea Mutti's "Rebels" from Dark Horse Comics.

A Moral Stand Against the R-Word Makes Economic Sense

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, now is a time when millions of people in America pause to reflect upon our country's history and the relationship between Native Americans and the men and women who arrived here to found what would eventually become the United States. Show More Summary

This Thanksgiving, Let's Honor Our Immigrant History

This Thursday, our families will sit down to give thanks and count our many blessings. Thanksgiving marks our beginnings as a nation of immigrants, honoring the first harvest feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans in 1621. Show More Summary

The Native American Community Faces Dangerously High Rates Of Food Insecurity

Native American tribes were once the most agriculturally prosperous people in the U.S. But a lot has changed. The post The Native American Community Faces Dangerously High Rates Of Food Insecurity appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Most Students Have No Clue What Accurate Native American History Looks Like

While schools take time off to celebrate Thanksgiving -- a holiday based on the supposed friendly relations between the Pilgrims and Mashpee Wampanoag Native American tribe -- they often fail to teach students about the hundreds of years...Show More Summary

An expansive photo record of Native American life in the early 1900s

1904 A group of Navajo in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Image: Edward S. Curtis/Library of Congress Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1868, Edward Sheriff Curtis grew up to become a commercial photographer in Seattle. In 1895 he photographed...Show More Summary

Thanksgiving and its Discontented in Montgomery County, Maryland

Thanksgiving is our annual day for family and friends, one divorced from any religion other than the civic religion of America. It's a holiday all but native Americans can embrace, from the newest immigrants to the earliest European settlers. Show More Summary

SACNAS goes to Washington

The 2015 meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science offered valuable career development and networking opportunities

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