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GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE CHAOS // Grace Helbig

a fanmix dedicated to the two boys
that died for the sake of others.
[listen]

may I - trading yesterday // bright - echosmith // chasing cars - snow patrol // i wouldn’t mind - he is we // she is the sunlight - trading yesterday // anywhere but here - safetysuit // vegas skies - the cab // high hopes - the vamps // gone, gone, gone - phillip phillips // and so it goes - marianas trench

Today is a time of celebrating for you … but it is not a time of celebrating for me. It is with heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my People … The Pilgrims had hardly explored the shores of Cape Cod four days before they had robbed the graves of my ancestors, and stolen their corn, wheat, and beans … Massasoit, the great leader of the Wampanoag, knew these facts; yet he and his People welcomed and befriended the settlers … little know that … before 50 years were to pass, the Wampanoags … and other Indians living near the settlers would be killed by their guns or dead from diseases that we caught from them … Although our way of life is almost gone and our language is almost extinct, we the Wampanoags still walk the lands of Massachusetts … What has happened cannot be changed, but today we work toward a better America, a more Indian America where people and nature once again are important.
—  Frank James, Wampanoag (First Nation), Massachusetts