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I have heard it mentioned, but more so in the past than I have recently. There's no denying there was some highly illiberal and inhumane behavior by various Native American tribes. You raise a fair point. I debated discussing some of this and decided against it given the length of the piece already; I figured Metacom's attack would have to stand in for it.

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Native Americans also played a significant role in the American Revolution - it's a messy, complicated history. There was one story I read about the chief of the Wappinger Nation, who sided with the American rebels, and died fighting the English in a band of his tribesmen and New York militiamen, and I'm sure that wasn't the only time that happened. So much to be grateful for in American history, along with so many errors to learn from.

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Wow! This is exactly the thing we all need to hear for thanksgiving day!! I hope u don’t mind but I just read this aloud to my whole family as we get ready to eat dinner! Thank you for bringing up all the imperfections and things we still need to bear in mind when celebrating Thanksgiving!!

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"Illiberal" ? Hm. Perhaps. Still better than the way the various tribes (esp the plain Sioux) treated those they captured from each other.

How come this is so seldom mentioned?

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