Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kids Reenact The First Thanksgiving With Smallpox Blankets And Whiskey


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Best line in the movie: "We got hosed."

(At least they got the casinos, even if they are in the Mojave Desert.)

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6 comments:

Wendy L. Callahan said...

While I whole-heartedly embrace my cultural identity as a Mayflower descendant, I also know things didn't stay perfectly peachy between our ancestors and the Native Americans. Sad, but true.

This video is pretty darn cute. :)

Debi Austen said...

Priceless!

Kristin said...

Great! Except why does the black kid keep handing out the small pox blankets? he should have been a slave to complete the picture.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Yeah, I agree, @Wendy. Funny how they kept saying, "We trust you." They probably did.

@Kristin, I'm still trying to figure out what a "smallpox blanket" is. Maybe that was his job? That part kind of confused me.

Kristin said...

The British distributed small pox infected blankets to the indians to infect and thus kill them off. here's a link to a page with quotes from letters of the day. http://academic.udayton.edu/health/syllabi/bioterrorism/00intro02.htm

Susan Evans said...

Oh my goodness; that video was funny! The truth about Thanksgiving is actually sad, but we never seem to remember that. Instead we just talk about turkeys.