Katherine Mankiller


Happy Exploitation of Native Cultures Day!
November 27, 2008, 4:12 pm
Filed under: life, the universe, and everything

Happy Dead Bird Day to those of you who eat dead bird, and happy Tofurkey day to the rest of us. Today is a very special day in the US; a harvest festival where we celebrate gluttony. (Some families celebrate all seven of the deadly sins, but we’re slothful slackers around here.) We also tell happy myths about friendship between the pilgrims and the native people.
I don’t consider Thanksgiving as boycott-worthy as Columbus day, but… well, in lieu of non-festive ranting I give you this. And the suggestion that you listen to Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” and watch Addams Family Values, my two favorite Thanksgiving traditions.

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