- by C.C.
Native Americans were invited to Thanksgiving
The 90 Native Americans at the Plymouth Thanksgiving were there because of their own political motivations. In fact, the Native Americans had their own Thanksgiving celebrations and, according to the New York Times, it’s unclear if the Native Americans received a formal invitation to the European celebration in the first place. Now, Thanksgiving is considered a National Day of Mourning for Native Americans since the event marks the negative influence of white settlers on their culture and livelihood.