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No Thanks: Native Americans Mark Thanksgiving With Sadness

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While the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, some Americans are marking the day with sadness.

The United American Indians of New England call the national holiday a National Day of Mourning.

They will mark the day in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the place where some of North America’s first European settlers landed.

Organizers describe the event as a time to remember “the genocide of millions of native people, the theft of native lands and the relentless assault on native culture.”

Native American groups have been holding the National Day of Mourning since 1970. But they say their message is especially urgent this year.

That is because the town of Plymouth is getting ready to hold a number of events marking the settlers’ arrival.

The Pilgrims first landed in the Native Americans’ land, what is now Massachusetts, nearly 400 years ago.

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