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National Day of Mourning


Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon 
on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National 
Day or Mourning on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. 
Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of 
the Pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, 
Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of 
millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and 
the relentless assault on their cultures. Participants in 
National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and
the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a 
day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as 
a protest of the racism and oppression which Native 
Americans continue to experience.

Erected by the Town of Plymouth on behalf of the 
United American Indians of New England

Submitted by @SparkleMask

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