This hoopla around Turkey Day — this so-called Big Box Store Shuffle and Great American Pig-out Thanksgiving — is a National Day of Mourning.

I was not my history teacher’s favorite student in high school when I wrote essays on my country’s hypocrisy of football, apple pie and Thanksgiving while never facing the genocide against Native Americans. I was called a traitor, self-loathing white and un-American when I pointed out the war against the Indians didn’t officially end until 1924, more than 30 years after the massacre at Wounded Knee (1890).

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Mike Fish

What a rich, and varied history there is in your community.

Some, difficult to hear, and contemplate, and embrace.

Include the scenic beauty that you enjoy, and someone might consider you blessed.

Hundreds of years ago, there were different peoples, quite possibly situated near to where you are now.

I wonder if those folks dreams for their loved ones, mirror mine, or yours.

Thank you for the opportunity to empathize.

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