The Untold TRUE Story Of Thanksgiving In America

  • Published on Nov 21, 2018
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  • Kendall Rae
    Kendall Rae  3 months ago +269

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    • Kara Franklin
      Kara Franklin Month ago

      Kendall, could you possibly look into going a video on a missing teen from Murfreesboro, Tennessee? His name is Devin Bond and was last seen March 2017. He has vanished. I think your channel will help get his story out to more people and hopefully find some answers. Since you also do unsolved mystery videos this may be something you're interested in. His mother runs a Facebook page named "Bring Devin Home" and she would be more than happy to give every detail she can. My heartbreaks for his family & I hope they can find closer on his disappearance but I think more exposure it what his story needs.

    • Amanda Shelton
      Amanda Shelton Month ago

      By the way I think your family are beautiful people. You and your husband are awesome people. It's very nice to see you guys doing videos together. I can tell you guys love each other very much. I have a love too he is the awesome to my sauce. Hehehe! ☺️ It feels good to know I am not going through this life alone.

    • unoriginal_ recluse
      unoriginal_ recluse 2 months ago

      I love your history lessons, pleas do more

  • Adz 1
    Adz 1 3 days ago

    Typical ey? British going around and fucking up other people’s lands and invading. Yet they have the audacity to try ban immigrants.

  • Olivia Avalle
    Olivia Avalle 6 days ago

    Told my teacher this and she was actually surprised.

  • Jozalyn Kempf
    Jozalyn Kempf 6 days ago

    I had a teacher who went more in depth, but still not this far.

  • Alexia Harpham
    Alexia Harpham 6 days ago

    It’s refreshing to see a white girl who is actually educated on this sort of thing. I am Choctaw native, and for years I have had to sit through incorrect, selective history lessons in school. So much of our history has been whitewashed and forgotten about. We are such a small minority that it is nearly impossible to get the truth out. Last year I was given a referral for telling a teacher that her account of thanksgiving was missing some very important details. I just wish that more people with a platform like yourself would speak out.

  • Cobalt Pie
    Cobalt Pie 13 days ago

    Thank you for that video

  • Peregrination
    Peregrination 19 days ago

    Sometimes I think the greatest sense of camaraderie with American adults that don't mind learning here and there is the infinite progression of being aware of all the history that probably should've been in the mandatory school curriculum or were heavily distorted. Christopher Columbus and Thanksgiving are just the beginning.
    1/64th Cherokee. I thought it was cool that we had evidence to back up the family story that was had some native heritage, then disappointed that it was such a low percentage. And she was a slave woman that became an unofficial wife (I guess there was no legal marriage between white and natives at the time?).

  • Storm V. Petawanick
    Storm V. Petawanick 20 days ago

    U should make a video about aboriginal people in canada.. alot of us go missing here or end up in a river, most cases are not solved or “no foul play”
    females go missing and males get killed. theres a river in thunder bay ontario called “mclyntre river”.. alot of aboriginal people been pulled out of the river & saying we drowned. its mostly youth, but how can us aboriginal people drown when we were raised by a lake.. well most people know how to swim and only a few dont know how to swim. I live on a reservation called weagamow lake ontario.. theres only 2 ways we can go to town.. a plane or wait until winter to drive on the ice and go to town.

  • Cady Castle
    Cady Castle 21 day ago

    I'm assuming she ment 1637 and not 1937?....

  • Carrie Heron
    Carrie Heron 22 days ago

    Can you do a video on the missing Native American women in America and Canada.

  • Junior Tarril
    Junior Tarril 24 days ago

    Thanks giving sounds like a murder to me -Jay-Z

  • Niah J .
    Niah J . 25 days ago

    God Bless you & your family & everyone & everyone family , have an Blessed one everyone , may God protect over you all Amen 🙏🏾💞💗💛💜💓💝💙💚💖

  • Taylor Meeuse
    Taylor Meeuse 25 days ago

    I have a major in indigenous studies and I appreciate this so much. Sadly is was millions killed not thousands, most historians believe anywhere between 10- 30 million people across all of north America. Canada was even more horriable to the native and have been for years, it's very sad.

  • Abby Volleyball
    Abby Volleyball 27 days ago

    I'd like to just put out there that the Native Americans weren't all that innocent though. They enslaved and killed the pilgrims as well so....

  • dyingstraykid
    dyingstraykid 29 days ago


  • Shyan Vigil
    Shyan Vigil 29 days ago

    LOVE the video!!! most states actually don't learn anything about Native Americans... Even to this day, there are some tribes that are extinct due to the pilgrims. Thank you for shining some light Kendall! Got a big thumbs up and love from a fellow Native American :)

  • Life Of Marlene Resendiz

    Imagine your children being murdered right before you 😭 I hate this so much! Thanksgiving is a huge holiday for my big ass Mexican family, the family time is very special to us. The FOUNDATION of this Holiday is DISGUSTING. I hate it so much 😭

  • Taetae Foodie
    Taetae Foodie Month ago

    Man pilgrims were assholes TF 🙄

  • Jon Cannoni
    Jon Cannoni Month ago

    love this. thank you for making great, informative material. never change

  • puppy cream
    puppy cream Month ago

    I never heard the first story she said I heard about the second one up until the slaying part

  • Taylor Walters
    Taylor Walters Month ago

    I like how we came here to be free to practice our religion, but later banned Native American traditions that related to their beliefs. Talk about hypocrisy.

  • Taylor Walters
    Taylor Walters Month ago

    America’s history is 90% shameful. Taking a US history course in college right now, & I’ve lost hope for humanity with the stuff we’ve done to innocent people just because they were different. I pray that we can become the “great” nation that we pretend to be but things are looking pretty fucked up right now.

  • S Rex
    S Rex Month ago

    Thank you for making this video.

  • BEMElody
    BEMElody Month ago +1


  • sweet lullaby
    sweet lullaby Month ago

    "you look like you're really fckin struggling have no idea what you're doing showed up here in winter..and you're crazy amounts" 🤣🤣🤣 choked on my coffee

  • Jo Ch.
    Jo Ch. Month ago

    A white girl who recognizes her people's history and is aware that the US is stolen land.. ? Girl, you have ALL my respect 👏🏼
    Its really sad that the majority of White people pranced around with their trump hats, complaining about immigrants, when THEIR ANCESTORS ARE IMMIGRANTS TOO.
    How are y'all white individuals & you're not even aware of YOUR OWN history & background.
    My point is, let's educate ourselves first, before doing or saying anything about others.

  • jazmine johnson
    jazmine johnson Month ago


  • Nikki Nicole
    Nikki Nicole Month ago

    The victors always get to tell the story 90% of history is bullshit

  • Ella Boehme
    Ella Boehme Month ago

    One of your best videos you've ever done for sure! I'm so tired of white people erasing the horrible history of what their ancestors did to Native Americans, and how unfairly they are still being treated today. I'm absolutely living for the exposure of this topic. Even though I do personally celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of simply giving thanks, being grateful for what I have, and spending time with family, I definitely think the history should be more well known. Love you Kendall!

  • Vanessa Bangtan
    Vanessa Bangtan Month ago

    I feel so dumb for not knowing this and believing that what happened when thanksgiving was created, but know I found out the truth I’m truly dumb for not knowing it.

  • Aristine Omega
    Aristine Omega Month ago

    by the time i got to the junior year of high school this is the true story we learned. maybe because it was AP US History but i assumed everyone learned this by high school

  • Reggie G
    Reggie G Month ago

    can’t believe that I’m from the states and kids in Europe were taught the real story!!!!! guess the govt really loves covering stuff up :) live laugh love America !!!!!

  • Chamaley Nickey
    Chamaley Nickey Month ago

    I’m Native American (Mississippi, Choctaw), & our family doesn’t celebrate thanksgiving. It’s just another day for us!

  • Sydney Volpe
    Sydney Volpe Month ago

    I live in the town next to Plymouth so this was really interesting to me! love your videos!

  • A. Olguin Mota
    A. Olguin Mota Month ago

    I feel sick . Like I feel like vomiting. But it is important to know what really happened. Like I knew it was bad but this is disgusting.

  • Doug Schoonmaker
    Doug Schoonmaker Month ago

    My family was one of the first pilgrimages and so this video was very interesting for me

  • Yeldie Dandeneau
    Yeldie Dandeneau Month ago

    I refuse to celebrate Thanksgiving on this principal. Thank you for this video.
    I wrote a book and when Thanksgiving comes around, my characters also boycott it. I've been trying to educate about this for a while. I'd rather have it as a day of mourning and remembrance though I do spend time with family. We have quesadillas though. It's just dinner.

  • John W
    John W Month ago

    The pilgrims can best be compared to Kim Davis. Their definition of religious persecution was the inability to persecute others.

  • Tabea Celine
    Tabea Celine Month ago

    My family and I come from Germany and we live in the United States. I grew up in school being taught how wonderful Christopher Columbus was and that Thanksgiving is this wonderful holiday. They always left out the truth on what Americans really did. They slaughtered so many Native Americans but textbooks leave that out. When it came to other issues like the Nazis they always made sure we knew about all of it. But when it comes to American history we are only taught the good stuff. It makes Americans look good and every other nation look bad. It's a shame because there's so much more German history we aren't taught. Classrooms should start teaching the truth, not making other nations look terrible just so they can look like the heroes. Thank you making this video and talking about the truth.

  • scorpion at last
    scorpion at last Month ago

    "Their feast was lit"

  • Hannah Baker
    Hannah Baker Month ago

    Yesss thank you for this video! Schools should be teaching the truth so we can learn from our mistakes. As someone who loves in South Dakota and is moving to Wyoming I have a lot of native American friends who greatly appreciate people who see the injustice.

  • sourav kashyap
    sourav kashyap Month ago

    amazing video.... also - .can u make videos on how winston churchill killed 3 million indians during world War 1

  • Ella The leech
    Ella The leech Month ago

    I was actually taught the true story in school.

  • Jenny Dixon
    Jenny Dixon Month ago

    This is very simular to how the modern Jamaica came to be. They were originally the Arowak Indians not black people, they were killed off with disease brought to them by the white man once the Arowaks were all gone they then began shipping in African, Indians (middle easterns) and Chinese as slaves making them work on the plantations which is why Jamaicans and other Caribbean countries are mostly black people due to the slave trade.

  • Amanda Shelton
    Amanda Shelton Month ago

    Sick people started our government. That's why it's so divided. These people are who started the great divide between cultures here in the USA. I am more than 85% Native American and 45% Navajo the rest is German, Welsh and French from my mother's side. There is a movie based off my father's family's struggle as well as other families through the dust bowl. There is an exhibit here in my home town museum Knots, that tells the story of my grandad and how my family survived the dust bowl and the other families who struggled as well. I am very proud of my heritage. Also the movie Grapes Of Wrath is based off my grandpa and my family and all other families who struggled through the dust bowl. It's a great movie. I remember when the casting crew came over to my grandparents house to interview my grandpa for the movie. I was a kid barely 9 year's old. I sat in my grandpa's lap through half of the interview. ☺️😊

  • Dean Sacca
    Dean Sacca Month ago

    Where you there? How do you know all these stories are true? What sources do you rely upon? I think the truth is somewhere in the middle. I see young "progressives" like you conveniently leaving out facts that destroy your narrative all the time. The Indians (some tribes) where just as vicious (to whites and themselves) as any "evil white men" that you tend to target.

  • Mackenzie Burton
    Mackenzie Burton Month ago

    I'm confused on why Canadian celebrate thanksgiving in a different month? Do they celebrate thanksgiving for the same reason as Americans or do they celebrate it for a different reason? And if it's the same reason then why a different month? Why not the same day.

  • Maria Weiss
    Maria Weiss Month ago

    Amanda Webster was brutally murdered in Oklahoma by a white man and he was found not guilty! All we want is the word to spread and for Amanda to get justice!

  • Cpn. Beartato
    Cpn. Beartato Month ago

    Disgusting......sweet sacrifice....listening to this makes me glad my great grandmother wasnt born so far back but i feel so sad for her ancestors and mine. I do not celebrate Thanksgiving, i will never and choose to be thankful my family survived this and I am here. I am trying right now to get in contact with as many family members i can from my Greatgrandmothers side, something that has been so muddled and lost with her as she is gone. This made me feel intense loss hearing this all over. My History teacher kept it real and she told us about these details and i am thankful to her. Some details you said though...ugh. My children will known the truth and will know who they are, every part and to live for the future with them in mind not in the past with anger and not in the past and take care of the land as ive been taught. Nothing is better than showing we can move forward through the pain of anything.

  • Kierra Garrett
    Kierra Garrett Month ago

    When my son starts school, I'll have to re teach him the tru the meaning of history. Ugh🤦‍♀️

    FIGE BORNU Month ago

    Africans were in the Americas before any other group. In fact, the so-called "Indians" were Africans. The misinformation is widespread. Whomever owns the military owns the history.

  • Lynsea Montanari
    Lynsea Montanari Month ago

    Love what she had to say I am a member of the Narragansett tribe a cultural educator an activist I think the history is so important to be shared. the one thing that was not mentioned that I always think is so funny is the fact that the green corn Thanksgiving is actually one of 13 thanksgivings that many local tribes celebrated annually and predated colonial contact...

  • Amanda Lynn
    Amanda Lynn Month ago

    So fucked.

  • Baby Dragon
    Baby Dragon Month ago

    Girl, I'm so glad to see how pissed u are cuz when I learned the truth yrs ago, I flipped out and won't celebrate thanksgiving anymore. *EDIT* 9:45 The word Mohawk came from this because of how it was done. They would slice the scalp off down the middle.

  • Scarlett Denison
    Scarlett Denison Month ago

    like white people were so messed up.

  • Scarlett Denison
    Scarlett Denison Month ago

    my mom hates thanksgiving

  • Meredith Jemola
    Meredith Jemola 2 months ago

    Yeah white man fucking sucks

  • King Makerson
    King Makerson 2 months ago

    I love your honesty and enlightenment

  • Danika Larsen
    Danika Larsen 2 months ago +1

    Divide and conquer. It’s the way the world works. Get the fuck over it. Only the betas complain. The word slave comes from the slavics. Bet ya can’t guess who they were slaves for?? Yup Africans Spanish and Muslims. U don’t hear us white people complaining

  • emily xo
    emily xo 2 months ago

    I actually learned this TRUE side of this Thanksgiving history, but I do thank you for teaching this to everybody who didn't know! 💞
    (Well except I was never taught about the fires and yeah... YIKES!)

  • i d k
    i d k 2 months ago

    Oglala sioux 😊

  • got_all_them_jams
    got_all_them_jams 2 months ago

    the true story of thanksgiving should become a movie so more people can know about this

  • goose lee
    goose lee 2 months ago

    Very Well Said...

  • Fatima Martinez
    Fatima Martinez 2 months ago

    If I become a teacher when I get older I’m going to show my students your videos so they learn the truth 😂😂

  • Catt C
    Catt C 2 months ago

    That broke my heart, but it’s so important

  • Kaline Snook
    Kaline Snook 2 months ago

    Also got in trouble for walking out of my class room during that reading of the thanksgiving book I said it’s a bunch of bull shit 😂 yes I’m native and embraces it also have to correct people who can’t tell the difference between us and Anyone else with tan to olive skin tones

  • Kaline Snook
    Kaline Snook 2 months ago

    This is why my family doesn’t say happy thanksgiving. We call it happy stuff your face day

  • Pink ShitTzu Puppy 01
    Pink ShitTzu Puppy 01 2 months ago

    I didn’t watch this when it first came out because I didn’t want thanksgiving to be ruined to me.

  • NASHA Travel
    NASHA Travel 2 months ago

    maybe brits from a backwards time did this. but americans celebrate it?

  • frantz Hendrick Cajuste

    Many thanks for the real and true story of thanksgiving !

  • Britney Nicole
    Britney Nicole 2 months ago

    I don’t celebrate thanksgiving anymore.
    This is insane. I feel like once I have kids I can create our own special days of celebration, not ones built on mass murders.

  • yekce uewa
    yekce uewa 2 months ago

    Abraham Lincoln killed innocent natives btw im mvskoke creek and seminole

  • yekce uewa
    yekce uewa 2 months ago

    im half native mvskoke creek and half black but i still celebrate thanksgiving even though it has a bad history we need to look ahead to the future my people struggle with the highest suicide rate and poverty rate in america its sad cause this is our land. ca wvhvlv mvto

  • Mia Maldonado
    Mia Maldonado 2 months ago

    I'm so proud of my history teacher. Wanna know why? I know the trusty. All the vocabulary and information. Hehehe

  • sweets lover big cookie

    This is f***** up I wish I didn't see it but it opened my eyes😟

  • TheVeryBestAnime Clips
    TheVeryBestAnime Clips 2 months ago

    Fuck thanksgiving its just a day we eat more food than usual

  • TheVeryBestAnime Clips
    TheVeryBestAnime Clips 2 months ago +1

    Fuckin white ppl

  • Marta Lloveras
    Marta Lloveras 2 months ago

    Here in Spain we are taught that America was discovered by Columbus and school textbooks and teachers NEVER mention the genocide part. One has to investigate to be aware of the tragedy that took place in America caused by our ancestors.

  • Slefie Vero
    Slefie Vero 2 months ago

    It makes sense why this wouldn’t be told in schools for those as young in elementary school... kids do not always have the capability to fathom dark concepts like this. No person celebrates Thanksgiving to celebrate the deaths of native Americans but to be thankful for what they possess; no person should feel guilty about history because they did not do it. Surely it’s good to know the truth but it’s not like this will change minds about the holiday.

  • Deven Salcido
    Deven Salcido 2 months ago +1

    We learned it the way you just told it. So I will teach my daughter the truth...

  • Zac Ross
    Zac Ross 2 months ago

    Just like your Christmas and your Easter is pagan holidays look it up if you don't believe me and I don't celebrate any of the holidays

  • Lindy who
    Lindy who 2 months ago

    I love that you used your large platform to share something like this. It's so important.

  • Noonday Fair
    Noonday Fair 2 months ago

    I'm glad you're getting this out there (though I could do without the swearing LOL). My family is part Native American. We celebrate Thanksgiving as a family-oriented holiday, but we remember to acknowledge the realities of the origins as well.

  • J A Y L A H estina
    J A Y L A H estina 2 months ago

    I hate his country.

  • TexasToast
    TexasToast 2 months ago

    The difficult thing about history is that we are relying on the word or perceptions of those who lived at the time that can be very different from one another depending on their experience. Hard to really know what the truth is and what it is not. I would be curious to know what source material you used for this. My guess is that there are opposing viewpoints on just about every significant event in history. How are we ever to know the TRUTH. I’m not sure that there is a TRUTH apart from opinion and perception. Everyone has an agenda to push. Makes me suspicious of everything tbh. Just pondering. Thanks for the video. It was interesting.

  • jason cail
    jason cail 2 months ago

    the unknown truth of the 4th of july...

  • livie G
    livie G 2 months ago

    Where can I buy the hoodie you're wearing kendall?

  • Julieta Samaniego
    Julieta Samaniego 2 months ago

    I'm a native American Mexican and I hate how much schools lie to me even though some of them know what actually happened and know I am related to them

  • Lavetta Thomas
    Lavetta Thomas 2 months ago

    Can you ruin Christmas next?? 😂 I know some of it like how it's a pagan holiday, and that instead of a star there used to be a head at the top of a tree.

  • Sarai Kashani
    Sarai Kashani 2 months ago

    stay woke, TheXvid

  • Sarai Kashani
    Sarai Kashani 2 months ago

    Happy thanksgiving more like happy TAKESgiving

  • Janelle Modica
    Janelle Modica 2 months ago

    I can’t believe I’m 22 and just learning this...

  • kitteekittee
    kitteekittee 2 months ago

    Kendall i love you...i fall asleep listening to your videos on repeat and have some trippy scary dreams! Lol but your humor and personality makes it better thank you ❤

  • Blu
    Blu 2 months ago +1

    people use thanksgiving nowadays to eat, drink, and party

  • Merz
    Merz 2 months ago +1

    The English have always tried to take land that isn’t there’s and kill off loads of people ffs. They were gruesome murders!

  • Salty Bagel
    Salty Bagel 2 months ago

    As an Anishinaabe I appreciate using your platform to help spread tainted history 💗

  • Luka Pudar
    Luka Pudar 2 months ago

    Did she mean 1637?? Because she said 1937

  • Savannah Caroline
    Savannah Caroline 2 months ago +1

    PLEASE more true history!!

  • Andrea M
    Andrea M 2 months ago +3

    I'm American and Native (Ute) and am familiar with the actual story. Just considering parallels, I have always wondered how the Holocaust is presented in school in Germany?? I know that the Scottish aren't really taught their history in school either. It's disappointing.

  • Bear Paws
    Bear Paws 2 months ago +2

    Can you do a story about Arcadians ? Its a Candian history story?