Where are the Indians this Thanksgiving?




I have been out and about looking at Thanksgiving decorations and home décor recently and I am completely lost.  Where are the Indians this Thanksgiving?    They are no where to be seen.  The Pilgrims are all ready to celebrate the holiday.  They are everywhere setting up their feast.  And I have found turkeys galore.  Lots of cornacopieas as well.  I even found pheasants ready to join the party.  But did history rewrite itself when I wasn’t looking?


This is how I remember the story.  Haven’t we always been told that the Indians were there to teach the Pilgrims how to hunt and fish and farm?  Weren’t they there for the first Thanksgiving?  Why are we forgetting them now?  Is this world gotten so politically correct that we can’t have them as part of the celebration this year.  That is just silly.  They will be part of my decorations and Thanksgiving this year and every year after this.  I have a very tasteful set of Pilgrims and Indians that depict the Thanksgiving story nicely and will be proudly displayed on my mantle.


Disclaimer:  I know that they are Native Americans but ever since I was little the Indians and Pilgrims were part of Thanksgiving.  I’m using them for the sake of the story and mean no disrespect to anyone reading this.

2 thoughts on “Where are the Indians this Thanksgiving?

  1. I was searching for Indians with the Pilgrims also and found your November 2013 newsletter/website. What you said there was exactly what I was thinking. I am part Indian and very proud of that part. What you showed on your website was very respectful and I liked it very much. Thank you!
    I would like your permission to use the little ones saying Happy Thanksgiving on my post for my Facebook. If you will allow it, I will be glad to show you credit if you will designate how you would like it shown,
    If possible, please respond asap. Naturally I found your website the day before Thanksgiving 2015.
    C. J. Naish

    • C.J. Naish,

      Thank you for your kind words regarding my post on “Where are the Indians this Thanksgiving?”. I am glad I was able to touch someone by my post. I am sorry it took so long to respond to you. I have not been blogging for some time and just recently got back on to check my blog.

      You may use my post if still want to use it for Thanksgiving 2016. I am considering changing my whole website so if you want to use it please do so soon. Or if you would like to use my writing and quote me on your Facebook I am okay with that as well. I still feels this way. Nothing has changed in 3 years of Thanksgivings in fact, it may be even worse. It is as if people are erasing history. Please be at ease knowing as long as I have a say, we will still be honoring all Native Americans (Indians) in my house. I put out both Pilgrims and Indians every year and will do it until I am unable to. I have taught my kids the history of Thanksgiving and will teach my grandkids when I have them as well. Please let me know if you would like me to do anything for you.

      Thank you again for your kind words. I look forward to hearing from you.

      Shauna Roberts

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