National Day of Mourning: CT Indigenous groups are pushing back against Thanksgiving myths
The push for a National Day of Mourning highlights the massacre of Pequots in Connecticut and aims to correct many false narratives about New England’s First People
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Save for Wednesday Addams’ revisionist pageant in "Addams Family Values," not many films tell the story of how Thanksgiving became a holiday. Fewer, still, do so with any degree of accuracy.
For the Indigenous communities who make up some of Connecticut’s first people, Thanksgiving and the emerging National Day of Mourning can be a complicated issue.