MYTH: Indians and Pilgrims sat down and had a dinner we now call Thanksgiving/Indians invented Scalping
This is yet another little piece of bullshit we have been force fed all of our lives by pretty much everyone in the country. Another thing we just instinctively swallow without ever realizing how improbable it is. Thanksgiving is like something out of a Disney movie. The friendly pilgrims sitting down at a big table with the friendly natives to feast and love one another. Pilgrims nor Native Americans ever sat down and had a big meal that we now celebrate as Thanksgiving. Sorry folks, you’re living a lie and getting fat for no reason at all. They were all too busy killing each other. In fact they never even ate a bird called Turkey and certainly never had pumpkin pie. And Thanksgiving never actually became a holiday until Lincoln declared it one for the hell of it in 1863. And while we are on the topic of Native Americans, there’s another myth that the savage indians invented the cruel and unusual method of scalping. Well actually they learned it from the Europeans! They had been scalping for hundreds of years. Dutch and English colonists were paid “scalp bounties” by their leaders as a means to keep the indians scared. Finally the indians decided to use it against them and soon its origin was forgotten and the scalping method became synonymous with Native American cruelty.