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This page will help you learn what’s fact and what’s fiction concerning the two major Fall holidays, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. It will also introduce you to a Day of Remembrance Native people hold during the season.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day celebrations started with the Society of St. Tammany, in 1392.

Read the full story: https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/october-12/


Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of the magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book, is responsible for President Lincoln making Thanksgiving a holiday in 1863.

Read the full story: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Thanksgiving-Day

National Day of Mourning

Since 1970, Indigenous people & their allies have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday.

Read more about it: http://www.uaine.org/

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