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11/13/2009

Discovery Park Campus presents “The Myth of Native American Thanksgiving”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series will continue with “The Myth of Native American Thanksgiving” in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009. [Contributed photo]
 

By Jeanné Schaser

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series will continue with “The Myth of Native American Thanksgiving” in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

In this lecture, Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus, will explore some of the contradictions between the myth that we all enjoy and the “truths” that may have initiated our beliefs.

“While we all love eating turkey or ham and all the trimmings,” says Swanson, “and we each have much to be thankful for, there are some interesting facts about the tradition of the Thanksgiving holiday that call into question what we learned as children.”

This lecture takes a “revisionist historian” point of view and pokes some fun at the mistaken ideas about the Thanksgiving holiday. “I aim to inform, not to destroy, so come see if I accomplish my goal,” said Swanson.

As an added treat, participants will be provided a copy of an authentic recipe for furmenty, a holiday wheat pudding from the Plymouth Plantation.

For more information about this event or EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.

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