Kids Reenacting First Thanksgiving with Smallpox Blankets

By Yvonne Yen Liu Nov 25, 2009

Kids say the darnedest things. Especially when they voice social truths about history. Here, kids reenact the First Thanksgiving, how it really went down. The white settlers greet the American Indians as "savages", greedily eat the food, strong-arm the indigenous peoples into signing away their land, finally consigning them to reservations with a parting gift of more smallpox blankets. "We got hosed," one kid, playing an American Indian, grumbled. Indeed. Happy Thankstaking, y’all! via Huffington Post