Danny and Derek welcome David Silverman, professor of Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history at George Washington University, for a discussion of the historical Thanksgiving holiday. They get into the the origin and proliferation of the holiday’s myth, the historical Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoag Indians, their culture, politics, and relationship with the English settlers, who and what the holiday serves in 2022 America, and more.
This is fascinating. So much I didn't know. It would be great if this someone decides to do a youth edition of this book. Then flood the libraries with them.
I am sure Native American warfare was highly varied across the continent. At one point Silverman says the Sachem protection racket involved the threat of 'killing all the men and taking all the women.' I'd be careful with that, I am not an expert but I have read/heard that Native American warfare where it occurred could be highly ritualized in a way to reduce casualties. The concept of wiping out ALL the men and taking the women is a bit of European thinking. Native Americans would even incorporate male captives taken in war as full members into their own tribe.