Published on 24 November 2016
The first official day of thanksgiving and feasting in Massachusetts was proclaimed by Governor Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637. He did this to give thanks for the safe return of men from the colony who had gone to what is now Mystic, Connecticut to participate in the massacre of over 700 Pequot men, women and children. He also encouraged other colonies to do likewise, in other words, every autumn (fall season) when the crops are in, go kill Indians and celebrate your murders with a feast. Besides this the Wampanoag people who are said to have the fabled thanksgiving dinner with the Pilgrims in 1675-1676 were butchered. The whites went after the Wampanoag with guns, swords, cannons, and torches. Most, including Metacomet (the chief and son of the famous chief Massasoit), were butchered. His wife and son were sold into slavery in the West Indies. His body was hideously drawn and quartered. For twenty-five years afterward Metacomet’s skull was displayed on a pike above the whites village.
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