"Thanksgiving" or "Thanks-taking"

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We give thanks this time of year for the many blessings we have been given. We eat too much and swear to never do it again. And for many of us, Thanksgiving is our most favorite holiday of the year. I believe we must also remember that Thanksgiving is also "thanks-taking." Even though Native people in the country helped the early settlers and kept them from starving to death in the wilderness, the same settlers and future Americans took their land and killed many Native people--those who now live on Reservations.  I believe that as we give thanks, we should also reflect on those who suffered and have less reason to say "Happy Thanksgiving."


Rev. Dr. Deborah R. Brown, Pastor