Why Thanksgiving Is A 'National Day Of Mourning' For Some Americans



"Some would say, 'Why be so dark about it?' Well, it's real, it's truthful, it was a holocaust, and that holocaust must be shared and communicated so that we ensure that mankind doesn't do that to each other again. We know this world is made up of travesty and tragedy. We also know that this world is made of a lot of goodness and hope and honesty and integrity." Cedric Cromwell Chairman and President of the Tribal Council of the Mashpee Wampanoag

"We are Americans as well, and so even today, I sit down at Thanksgiving with family. I do have that Thanksgiving meal on that day with family but it gives me an opportunity to speak to the kids and the family about the truth of the day, and why that day is important to give thanks." Cedric Cromwell Chairman and President of the Tribal Council of the Mashpee Wampanoag