Each year at this time, all over the U.S., the official Thanksgiving story is presented in newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines. Vast amounts of time and space are devoted to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.
It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving’s real meaning.