Serving of Genocide With the Turkey?

A Serving of Genocide With the Turkey

 

By Elton Camp

 

Thanksgiving meat should be baloney

Because the holiday’s origin is phony

Pilgrims came to an inhabited land

Got help from the natives at hand

 

Without their assistance it’s clear

They wouldn’t have lived a year

A big feast they were asked to attend

Mainly for a treaty their rights to end

 

They didn’t call it Thanksgiving Day

The intent was the natives to betray

That feast wasn’t repeated again

Rather, many episodes of horrid sin

 

Squanto’s treaty was with a single tribe

Pequot outrage was hard to describe

“To that treaty we sure didn’t agree

It’s no good as anyone fair can see”

 

To keep their land, Pequots fought

As any proud people really ought

For the Green Corn Festival they came

What happened then is a lasting shame

 

Seven hundred souls were sound asleep

White men surrounded ‘em without a peep

“We order you heathens to come outside”

They were then shot, clubbed and died

 

Even women and children didn’t survive

But were cruelly, mercilessly burned alive

A Day of Thanksgiving authorities decreed

At how well the ghastly attack did succeed

 

At their victory the colonists were delighted

Attacks against many villages were excited

For Indian scalps bounties were gladly paid

So as many murders as possible would be made

 

To the colonists the victories did belong

They feasted as they sang a joyous song

Hacked off heads through streets were kicked

To show that the Indians had been licked

 

A chief’s head was mounted on a pole

Where it stayed for 24 years we are told

So in a land were millions did reside

All but a few of them ultimately died

 

This isn’t the warm, fuzzy story from school

But one of genocide so deliberate and cruel

So Thanksgiving Day I do not celebrate

As to why, this true story I have to relate

 


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The inconvenient truth about Thanksgiving
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