About National Day of Mourning
While the most of the United States celebrates Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November, some Americans mark the day with sadness.
The United American Indians of New England call the national holiday a National Day of Mourning. Organizers describe the event as a time to remember "the genocide of millions of native people, the theft of native lands and the relentless assault on native culture."
Native American groups have been holding the National Day of Mourning since 1970.
As the anniversary nears, ancestors of the native people who met the Pilgrims want to make sure the world hears the whole story. The Wampanoag tribe helped the European settlers survive. Its members say the settlers brought diseases, racism and oppression.