41 minutes | Nov 27th 2020

Macabre Colonial History

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Typically, in relation to Thanksgiving we hear a lot about Colonial America.  But it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows...and turkey.  This year, BF4B is bringing some of the darker stories to the light.  Because, we all know there is a dark side to how America got started.  

'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism, Jane O'Brien; BBC News, Jamestown, Virginia


Thanksgiving’s hidden past: Plymouth in 1621 wasn’t close to being the first celebration, Gillian Brockell; November 22, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. CST

 “The Cross in the Sand.” By Michael Gannon

Evidence of Cannibalism Found at Jamestown, SARAH PRUITT; UPDATED:SEP 1, 2018ORIGINAL:MAY 2, 2013

What happened to the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke? UPDATED:AUG 22, 2018ORIGINAL:OCT 2, 2012; HISTORY.COM

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/lost-colony-roanoke-history-theories-croatoan/ It Was America’s First English Colony. Then It Was Gone. BY ANDREW LAWLER

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/us/thanksgiving-myths-fact-check.html Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong, By Maya Salam; Nov. 21, 2017

http://www.thepeoplespaths.net/history/ThanksgivingDayMassacre.htm Research compiled, October 19, 1990 by Johyn Westcott and Paul Apidaca, Source:André Cramblit, Operations Director, (NCIDC) The Northern California Indian Development Council is a non-profit organization that helps meet the social, educational, and economic development needs of American Indian communities.

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING IN AMERICA: It took place near Williamsburg, Va., not Plymouth, Mass. — and didn’t involve food! Published on: September 10, 2019 https://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/trip-idea/first-thanksgiving-america


Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen

6 Thanksgiving Myths and the Wampanoag Side of the Story by Vincent Schilling; Nov 14, 2017 https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/6-thanksgiving-myths-and-the-wampanoag-side-of-the-story-roJhk2s_AkW9pkyjONXr-w/

History of Massachusetts Blog.  Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford.  Rebecca Beatrice Brooks.  December 12th, 2012.  https://historyofmassachusetts.org/of-plymouth-plantation/

Native Americans Get the Change to tell Their Side of the Pilgrim Story.  The World.  Christopher Woolf.  November 17th, 2014.  https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-11-17/native-americans-get-chance-tell-their-side-pilgrim-story

Life and Times of America’s First Murderer.  Matt Soniak.  September 9th, 2012.  Mental Floss. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12446/life-and-times-americas-first-murderer#:~:text=John%20Billington%20isn%27t%20a,the%20Atlantic%20to%20New%20England.


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