The turkey, the berries from the bog,
The potatoes, the squash, and the grog.
And late in November
Let us pause to remember
First Americans, like the Wampanoag.
The Wampanoag, as often stated,
With Pilgrims, Thanksgiving celebrated.
But history is lying
To omit The Great Dying:
The Wampanoag were soon decimated
The annual American rite:
Giving thanks like the Pilgrims? Not quite.
History is elusive
But be all-inclusive,
And take the dark meat with the white.