A Thanksgiving History Lesson, in a Handful of Corn

The cornmeal that has become a staple of the holiday table reflects millenniums of work by Native Americans — a legacy that Indigenous people are trying to keep alive.

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A Spirit of Gratitude Is Healthy for Society

On Thanksgiving, consider the multiple benefits of giving thanks.

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Book Review: ‘Terror to the Wicked,’ by Tobey Pearl

Tobey Pearl’s “Terror to the Wicked” describes a 1638 trial in which three colonists were convicted and executed for murdering a Native American.

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The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year

For many Native Americans, the Covid-19 toll and the struggle over racial inequity make this high time to re-examine the holiday, and a cruel history.

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