Beyond the So-Called First Thanksgiving

It's November! That means Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are right around the corner. To some, this month is a time to reflect, be grateful, and spread love.

This year at Healthy Gen, we're reflecting on our nation's relationship with Native tribes. And this Thanksgiving, we're grateful for alternative perspectives and we're grateful for truth. 

Most accounts of our nation's "First Thanksgiving" paint a rosy, amicable exchange and these stories are always told from the perspective of white pilgrims. However, we'd like to share a great list compiled by the media network Indian Country that shares more in-depth and accurate accounts of how folks really interacted on the first Thanksgiving. Some differences are striking, and some more nuanced. Check out all five titles, or share your own favorite with us on Twitter!