The Myth of Thanksgiving - Native American Perspectives

The Myth of Thanksgiving - Native American Perspectives

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month: Tribal Sovereignty and Home: A Special Live Stream Panel Discussion on November 17 8PM ET from Vision Maker Media and World Channel

Inspired by the documentary: The Pilgrims, American Experience presents a discussion sharing Native American perspectives on the arrival of European settlers in New England 400 years ago.

The conversation will examine the experiences of Native populations at the time of the settlers’ arrival, what is actually known about the first Thanksgiving, and how native tribes see themselves in today’s construction of the United States. The discussion will feature clips from Ric Burns' The Pilgrims.

Featured guests include:
Linda Coombs, Aquinnah Wampanoag, historian and independent scholar.

Cassius Spears, a Knowledge Keeper and Narragansett Tribal Member.

The discussion will be moderated by Yvonne Russo, a filmmaker and member of the Sicangu Lakota Tribal Nation. Special remarks to be provided by writer and director of The PilgrimsRic Burns.

The event takes place on November 18 from 4-5pm EST and can also be seen on American Experience’s YouTube and Facebook pages.