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Dark Truth about Thanksgiving

It’s November so do you know what that means? It’s Thanksgiving! Time to celebrate giving thanks and remembering the Pilgrims and Native Americans  sitting around a huge table to celebrate together while they eat amazing food and share stories about their lands! Right?...Wrong. We have been taught since we were little kids about the pilgrims and Indians getting along and having a huge feast but the actual story of Thanksgiving is a bit messier.

 

The story of the First Thanksgiving is so complex and has much more to the story than I could even fathom. It all starts with English Explorers sailing back to England with Patuxet Indian slaves. All of the slaves died of the smallpox disease except for one named Squanto. Squanto taught the pilgrims many things like fishing, cooking, and how to farm corn. In addition to this, they made a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. They had a great feast with the Indians and Pilgrims honoring Squanto.

 

As word got around about the New World, Puritans sailed and thought it was a public domain. Puritans conquered land and took many Natives as slaves.The Pequot Tribe did not agree to the peace treaty Squanto had and this made a war break out. In fact, it was the bloodiest Indian Wars to ever happen. The fighting doesn’t stop there. In 1637, the English and Dutch ordered the sleeping Pequot Indian men to come outside. But little did they know the English and Dutch were waiting with guns and clubs. The women and children were burned alive in the Longhouse. “The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared "A Day Of Thanksgiving" because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered.”

 

The killing continues with angry colonists and Indian allies attacking village after village. Women and children on Native American tribes over 14 years old were sold into slavery and the rest were killed. After this and many more attacks, they announced a second day of Thanksgiving. “During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets like soccer balls” claims Susan Bates. The violence continued and after each massacre there would be a new Thanksgiving celebrated. Finally, George Washington suggested to have only one day of Thanksgiving to celebrate all of the Massacres. Abraham Lincoln agreed and Thanksgiving became a National Holiday.

 

Now that you know the real history behind Thanksgiving, remember it this coming Thanksgiving when you sit down to feast with your family and friends.Take time to remember all of those who lost their lives. Don’t forget to count your blessings and be truly thankful for all you have.

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March 10th is the first track meet in Kuna don't miss it!

 

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Overcrowding at Kuna High School has been a problem for many years. The school has over 1,400 students, and it was only built for 1,200. With the immense student body consistently getting bigger each year, many problems have been arising, including limited parking. While for years, the parking lot has been a problem, this year, a solution was formed: parking passes.

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  • downloadKuna, Idaho is a small town situated in southern Idaho, 19 miles from  Boise,  Kuna is one of the fastest growing places in Idaho and has tripled in population since 2000. Kuna is still considered a small town and has memorable events every year such as Kuna days, and most of the town coming out for a Friday night football game is not a rare sight. Kuna is home to Kuna Kavemen and it is where the Echo is based. Thank you for checking out information on our town and check the Echo for weekly updates!

  • prom

    This year, Prom will be held at the Knitting Factory in Downtown on April 29. The theme this year is “Dancing Downtown” and tickets are now being sold in room 213 from April 17 through April 28. A Single ticket is $30 and a Couple ticket is $50. If you aren’t able to purchase a ticket by April 28, tickets will be sold at the door at Prom, but there will be an additional fee. Also make sure to bring your student ID and your ticket to enter prom. Now go have fun dancing downtown!

  • Main Street

    Now that Spring is upon us, Kuna has decided to re-open the Kuna Farmers Market in city park on Main Street. Going to the farmers market is a great weekend activity with your family and friends. Vendors sell fresh produce, meat, eggs, flowers, and plants. They also sell a variety of delicious sweets, home baked breads, and crafters even sell unique handcrafted items. It’s opened every Saturday from 9am-Noon.

    https://www.localharvest.org/kuna-farmers-market-M12992