Not everyone came on the Mayflower

Miss G’s students turned in their Native American journals at the Harvest Festival:

“I am a Native American girl, and I am 9 years old. My name is Flying Bird and my brother’s name is Jumping Deer. I live in the woods with my family. My father does a lot of hunting and my mother makes blankets and baskets. Today I was walking through the woods and I found a beautiful tree with colorful leaves. I love it here, but I am also sad because it is hard being in a new place – we arrived on the Mayflower three weeks ago.”

Miss G is planning to reteach the Mayflower unit.

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  1. When we moved into our home many years ago, the Mayflower moving company transported our belongings here.

    My three young sons noted the name on the huge moving van. It was in big block letters.

    Later in their new school, when asked by the teachers where they were from, the oldest explained he and his brothers came over on the Mayflower.

    The teachers were not impressed.

  2. Hey!

    Evil white Europeans were here in Texas long before Native Americans came to Massachusetts on the Mayflower.

    Can’t we get a little credit here?

  3. JND: Those evil white europeans were Hispanic….they get a pass and admittance to the oppressed people’s category.

  4. Jason Bontrager says:

    “Not everyone came on the Mayflower”

    Yeah, plenty came over from Siberia…

  5. Someone’s been watching too much MTV and not enough History Channel… 🙂