I found this information on line today looking for a nice way to say "Happy Thanksgiving" to all who post info here on 12160 ~ Thank you all for all your dedicated truth seeking and sharing it has been a bounty of information for me and an aide in my personal quest for truth this past year ;)  we all love visual aids so here's a few 


A Native American at the Indian Summer festival, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Psychedelic Pow Wow Party: Happy Thanksgiving! [50 PICS]

November 22nd, 2011 Permalink

At the first Thanksgiving there were 53 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans who feasted for three days. Yet when you look at the First Thanksgiving history, art shows mostly pilgrims outfitted in clothing that they probably didn’t wear and a small amount of Native Americans. The depicted scenes irk me as it’s all about the pilgrims and totally skewed — or perhaps screwed which is where the pilgrims would have been without help from Native Americans. The new colonists were suffering illness and malnutrition, and most likely would not have survived had it not been for Native American, Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe. Squanto helped forge an alliance between the settlers and the Wampanoag tribe. So this is a bit different for a Thanksgiving post, but hey what can I say other than be thankful and hope you enjoy the very beautifully and brightly-colored pow wows. Happy Thanksgiving! [50 Fantastic Photos]


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Once upon a time, long before white settlers came to the New World, Native Americans had many celebrations to honor the seasons such as Harvest Time in the fall. We don’t hear about that much, instead the focus is on Thanksgiving. We do hear about pow wows which honor the old Native American ways, yet are social events that both Native Americans and non-Native Americans attend to dance, to sing, and to honor culture and a rich heritage. Since we’ve done a trio of Navajo Nation tributes, we thought a Thanksgiving Pow Wow might be a cool way to celebrate. Photo #1 ‘The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth’ (1914) by Jennie A. B... & #2 The First Thanksgiving Oil on canvas By Jean Leon Gerome Ferris & #3 by R.A. Whiteside

National PowWow elders

According to PowWows, “There are several different stories of how the powwow was started. Some believe that the War dance Societies of the Ponca and other Southern Plains Tribes were the origin of the powwow. Another belief is that when the Native American tribes were forced onto reservations the government also forced them to have dances for the public to come and see. Before each dance they were lead through the town in a parade, which is the beginning of the Grand Entry.” The photos above are from a National Pow Wow. National Museum of the American Indian Photo #4 by Walter Larrimore & #5 by Katherine Fogden

2002 National Powwow

Dancing, singing and drums have long been an important part of the Native American way of life. National Museum of the American Indian Photo #6 by R.A. Whiteside

Amazing Headdress B&W Shinecock Nation Pow-Wow


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Comment by BMN on November 23, 2017 at 4:30pm
Whats thanksgiving?
Comment by Nikki on November 28, 2013 at 4:12pm

Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

Comment by suzie on November 28, 2013 at 3:03pm
I can't believe its been another year... "Happy Thanksgiving" to all....
Comment by Freedomrox on November 22, 2012 at 10:51pm
Same to you kiddo!
Comment by Nikki on November 22, 2012 at 7:38pm

Thanks, Suzie.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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