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We’ve been sold a myth about the first Thanksgiving for generations. In reality, white settlers rewarded indigenous people’s kindness by enslaving Native populations and carrying out widespread genocide.

“It’s not a day of thanks. It’s a day of mourning,” indigenous activist Isabella Zizi told Splinter.

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So instead of celebrating the false narrative about Pilgrims and industrious Native Americans sitting down around a table to break bread this Thanksgiving, remember the true story, and teach your children accordingly.