Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomed Pilgrims, but loses land on eve of Thanksgiving • Lakota People’s Law Project

Thursday marks the day families all over the United States come together over hearty food and football in celebration of Thanksgiving: the holiday that commemorates a shared meal and treaty signing between the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans.

How perfectly American is it, though, that the Wampanoag — the first supposed Natives that settlers broke bread with — spent the eve of Thanksgiving on the steps of the US Capitol protesting the loss of their homelands?
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