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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Family Matters: Another view of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of our warm and fuzzy holidays that we set aside to give thanks to our Maker and spend time with our families. Indeed, it is the most celebrated holiday in my family. We have turkeys and all the fixings. We cook them up with love, serve and eat them together with prayer. According to (Vygotsky, 1986) “Celebrating holidays helps children see the rich cultural heritage of their past and the continuity of life.” I agree and add that the truth about them is what will set us free.

In elementary schools across America we were taught the first Thanksgiving holiday of 17th Century included Pilgrims and Indians sitting down together to a big feast of celebration. This image is firmly embedded in the American Culture, it is according to Susan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,“completely fiction. Our modern, festive Thanksgiving began with misunderstandings and a clash of cultural values and fundamental principles.”


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