Watch: The Truth About Thanksgiving

So the story is told, the Plymouth Colony Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered for a communal meal after a successful fall harvest. But we know the story didn’t go down quite like that.

After the first Thanksgiving in 1621, Europeans proceeded to push Native Americans out of their own territories, slaughtered them en masse and raped the land for centuries. In fact, the Pilgrims themselves, armed with guns, massacred 500-plus Pequots in 1637 after a series of smaller battles.

Check out the video to learn the entire truth about Thanksgiving.

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Afro-Cuban woman that was born and branded in New York. When León isn't actually creating cool videos, she's thinking of cool videos that she can create.