Washington Post: Why Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a celebration: a Native American writer’s take

Plenty of native people still celebrate the holiday, too. Everyone has the time off, and no one is against gratitude. It’s complicated.
Smith_Everything coverking_inconvenient cover'Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong,' by Paul Chaat Smith
'The Inconvenient Indian,' by Thomas King

Sometimes native people are expected to know everything about natives in America. Sometimes it feels like that is one of the many requirements to be authentic or legitimate. If you feel as if you don’t know anything, or that what you know might be wrong — whether you’re native or not — these two books are either a great place to start or a great place to start reassessing what you think you might know.

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Published in: Washington Post
By: Tommy Orange