Nov 26, 2022-- "Most of us who are not Wampanoag or American Indian will never fully grasp the raw emotions indigenous people associate with Thanksgiving.[...]If how we tell history is one of the ways we shape our present and future, we can do no better than to rethink the myth of the First Thanksgiving and its role in the Thanksgiving holiday." Dr. David J. Silverman, is a professor and writer who specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. He is the author of several works of nonfiction, including, "This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving," a deeply researched book that explores the past from all angles -- "and makes the case that the way we remember and consider Thanksgiving requires thoughtful reconsideration as we endeavor to tell the full story of American history." What follows is an in-depth interview with him by the award-winning platform Preservecast. (1383 reads)
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