Opinion: 'Advanced' Europeans prevailed over Indians
"There were terrible injustices and massacres committed by Europeans against Native Americans and some running the other way as well. The more technologically advanced civilization prevailed -- which is the usual course in human affairs. But the current fashion to distort that history into something like a war crime is, to say the least, overstated.

The Thanksgiving story is a strange one to protest. It is recalled, every year, as a time when newly arrived Europeans and Native Americans cooperated and learned from one another and then joined together for a festive meal to celebrate their joint harvest. This week, millions of schoolchildren will don tall paper hats and Indian fringes and feathers. They will recall the peaceful start of the not always peaceful history of the greatest nation on earth. And so they should -- without guilt or shame.

Happy Thanksgiving."

Get the Story:
Mona Charen: Giving Thanks for Genocide? (Town Hall 11/25)

More Conservative Musings on Thanksgiving:
James S. Robbins: Thanksgiving Unlimited (National Review 11/24)

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