Tribes mourn on Thanksgiving: ‘No reason to celebrate’

  • In this 2007 file photo, supporters of Native Americans pause following a prayer during the 38th National Day of Mourning at Coles Hill in Plymouth, Mass. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)

Members of Native American tribes from around New England gathered in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled — not to give thanks, but to mourn Indigenous people worldwide who’ve suffered centuries of racism and mistreatment. Thursday’s solemn National Day of Mourning observance in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, recalled the disease and oppression that European settlers brought to North America.