What really happened at the First Thanksgiving

A re-enactment:

More like this

Belgrade blog, Neretva River and Japan Probe solved the mystery of a couple of pictures (and discovered many more from the same source) depicting Japanese people wearing Serbian and Croatian uniforms - images that greatly disturbed many Serbian and Croatian bloggers for whom the war is still fresh…
You can see the NCSE's official stance on the NOVA documentary about the Dover trial at our website, but I want to add to that. The official stance is that it is "accurate," which skips the part about how ID got its ass handed to it in Dover. The thrill of that victory was getting a bit distant,…
Check this out. It is the US Civil War re-enacted as an exchange of facebook twittery-thingies. HT BATC.
Kate and I went to see Thank You for Smoking yesterday (Short review: About as good an adaptation of the original book as you could hope for, and much more my thing than Kate's). The set of trailers we got was generally excruciating-- lots of film-festival material about quirky families being awful…

It's Thanksgiving Day, when we should all be thankful for the nonviolence of most native tribes, gunpowder, and smallpox leading to the territory now known as the United States of America.

I always loved that part of the movie! I am watching a show titled "Who really discovered America"...In the running are the Scots, Irish, Vikings and Polynesians. That the NA were already here during the time frame they are exploring, is not even considered...I am so disgusted.

Don't forget the plague that decimated the army Napoleon sent to the Caribbean, leading him to give up on NA and selling the Louisiana Territory (aka "No, this is our home you stupid white man!") to USA for a very modest amount of money.
--- --- ---
First came the proto-indians , and then the ancestors to the Aleutians and Inuits -but the genetic analysis of a skeleton in Greenland show it to be more East Siberian in type, so there must have been an additional group of immigrants.
And one skeleton of an "indian" looked a bit more like a contemporary Ainu (aboriginies in the north Japanese islands).
Brief expeditions by the Chinese to Mexico, bringing back tales of people making alcohol from trees (cacti). If the Chinese had brought horses, the Aztects would have wiped out the conquistadors in no time.

By Birger Johansson (not verified) on 26 Nov 2010 #permalink