Thanksgiving Symbolizes Native Generosity And Kindness

November 22, 2010

Author: Gale Courey Toensing

Source: Indian Country Today

When the first immigrants from Europe arrived on the North American shores, they were homeless and hungry. They survived thanks to the generosity and kindness of Native peoples, who helped them through the first brutal northeastern winter and shared traditional methods of agriculture that would sustain them through future seasons.


That tradition of hospitality and help is replayed throughout Indian country during the Thanksgiving season in various acts of kindness by tribal nations.