Thanksgiving Pilgrims and Wampanoag all
Huddled together to eat by the fire.
After the Palefaces learned to trap fowl,
Native Americans also taught fair
Knowledge of maize farming. They heard of God’s
Son who had died for them, teaching of love.
Gathering to offer thanks for the goods
Ingathered at harvest, both of them have
Very much happiness to celebrate.
In years to come would be broken treaties,
Native folks killed, forced to flee or to fight.
Give thanks at least for a few meals in peace…
- Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL