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  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    Teaching the Truth about Thanksgiving - Lies my Teacher Told Me

    this is what i posted on my MySpace blog:

    another in many attempts to dispell some of the myths and misconceptions about the day called "Thanksgiving"; something that needs to be taught in every school in every State, every year:



    See also:

    Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
    by James W. Loewen

    Kids Reenact The First Thanksgiving With Smallpox Blankets And Whiskey

    Subject: RE: Kids Reenact The First Thanksgiving With Smallpox Blankets And
    Whiskey (VIDEO)

    This Is Why We Must Fight All Our Public Schools To Teach The Truth To All
    Our Youth. . . Remind Your Children's Teachers About The National Day of

    Kids Reenact The First Thanksgiving With Smallpox Blankets And Whiskey

    How did the Pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving? According to these
    adorable young history buffs, with blankets covered in smallpox. While it
    may appear that these kids are simply playing dress-up, their reenactment is
    pretty true-to-life, and includes hilarious depictions of The Pequot and
    King Philip's War. At the end, the Pilgrims give parting gifts to their
    Native American friends: whiskey, keys to a pickup truck, and of course,
    more smallpox.

    Click on link to watch video:

    http://www.huffingt 2009/11/20/ kids-reenact- the-first-
    th_n_365432. html

    40th National Day of Mourning
    Plymouth, MA
    Buses from NYC leave at 6AM from the front of the Solidarity Center building
    55 West 17th Street (btwn 5th & 6th Ave) in Chelsea/Manhattan/ NYC
    Round Trip Tickets: $45 ($40 low-income) must be bought in advance at the
    Solidarity Center 2PM-8PM Monday thru Friday (212)633-6646, contributions
    toward the bus are also welcome.
    Join us as we dedicate the 40th national day of mourning to our brother,
    Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Create true awareness of
    indigenous peoples and shatter the untrue image of the Pilgrims and the
    unjust system of racism, sexism, homophobia and war.

    Potluck social to follow rally/march.

    40th National Day of Mourning
    Nov. 26, 2009
    12:00 noon
    Coles Hill Plymouth, MA
    United American Indians of New England
    284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    An annual tradition since 1970, Day of Mourning is a solemn, spiritual and
    highly political day. Many of us fast from sundown the day before through
    the afternoon of that day (and have a social after Day of Mourning so that
    participants in DOM can break their fasts). We are mourning our ancestors
    and the genocide of our peoples and the theft of our lands. NDOM is a day
    when we mourn, but we also feel our strength in political action. Over the
    years, participants in Day of Mourning have buried Plymouth Rock a number of
    times, boarded the Mayflower replica, and placed ku klux klan sheets on the
    statue of William Bradford, etc.

    Thursday, November 26, 2009 (U.S. "thanksgiving" day) at Cole's Hill,
    Plymouth, Massachusetts, 12 noon SHARP. Cole's Hill is the hill above
    Plymouth Rock in the Plymouth historic waterfront area.

    There will be a march through the historic district of Plymouth. Plymouth
    has agreed, as part of the settlement of 10/19/98, that UAINE may march on
    Day of Mourning without the need for a permit as long as we give the town
    advance notice.

    Although we very much welcome our non-Native supporters to stand with us, it
    is a day when only Native people speak about our history and the struggles
    that are taking place throughout the Americas. Speakers will be by
    invitation only. This year's NDOM is once again dedicated to our brother
    Leonard Peltier.

    We hope there will be a pot-luck social held after the National Day of
    Mourning speak-out and march this year. Please check back to the website to
    confirm. We anticipate that the hall may not be large enough to seat
    everyone at once. We may have to do two seatings. Preference for the first
    seating will be given to Elders, young children and their mother/caretaker,
    pregnant women, Disabled people, and people who have traveled a long
    distance to join National Day of Mourning. Please respect our culture and
    our wish to ensure that these guests will be the first to be able to sit and
    eat. With this understanding in mind, please bring non-alcoholic beverages,
    desserts, fresh fruit & vegetables, and pre-cooked items (turkeys, hams,
    stuffing, vegetables, casseroles, rice & beans, etc.) that can be easily
    re-warmed at the social hall prior to the social. Thank you.

    Limited carpool transportation may be available from Boston. Contact the
    Boston International Action Center at (617) 522-6626. There is
    transportation from New York City via the International Action Center, for
    more information call 212-633-6646.

    Directions: National Day of Mourning is held by the statue of Massasoit at
    Cole's Hill. Cole's Hill is the hill rising above Plymouth Rock on the
    Plymouth waterfront. If you need directions, use Water Street and Leyden
    Street in Plymouth, MA as your destination at That will bring
    you to within a few hundred feet of Plymouth Rock and Cole's Hill. You can
    probably find a place to park down on Water Street.

    Monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to
    the Metacom Education Project and mail to Metacom Education Project/UAINE at
    284 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02130.
    http://freepeltiern ow.blogspot. com/2009/ 10/26-november- 40th-national-

    For more information contact: United American Indians of New England/LPSG at
    617-522-6626 or
    The group´s site can be found and viewed at There will a
    pot-luck social to follow.

    Re: Kids Reenact The First Thanksgiving With Smallpox Blankets And Whiskey

    That was so cute and so funny! I can even forgive them having the Pequots on the Trail of Tears---"we got hosed." I sent the link to my friends.

    Re: Thanksgiving...then and now

    thanks giving Bullshyt they came like locusts and took, lied, with them nothing is right goes for woodchunk injuns, little images made in the white man mode of operation thus thxgiving is for fools or injuns from the state of white is right or maybe just another bullshyt way of taking opps forgot like them real yoohoochis of the wayward sobs tribe of lets make that money

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