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We must confront America’s mistreatment of Indigenous people

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We just celebrated Thanksgiving, a holiday set aside for giving thanks, eating too much and, for many of us, a day when we remember a whitewashed version of America’s early days.

Most of us, as children, were told the tale of a wondrous feast where America’s Indigenous people shared their bounty with recent arrivals, settlers from Europe, who were not prepared for the harsh winter. It was a story of goodwill and sharing.

And, for many of us, it was about the only thing we “learned” about our country’s diverse Indigenous people.

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