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HUMAN FESTIVITIES ARE EATING FEASTS

"Thanksgiving ", 1935 Doris Lee (1905-1983) Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The story is that the first "Thanksgiving" was celebrated in 1621 by the Piligrims that landed in New England. The traditional accounts claim that the feast was attended by 53 Piligrims in 90 Natives. Gradually, this festivity gained popularity and became increasingly commercialized. For some Native Americans instead of a celebration, the date should be a "National Day of Mourning" in memory of the genocide of Natives that followed 1621.

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