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CIPHA SOUNDS & ROSENBERG: 11/26/08 – Indian Slaughter Day

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Hey, I am super pissed because I left a record in a cab this morning that I was gonna use for “WAX ON WEDNESDAYS”. Anyway, It’s Indian Slaughter Day Eve… I know everyone is excited to get their “Turkey On”. Here is our final show for the week. We are off until Monday, so enjoy your celebration of Genocide and Murder of the Indigenous people of this land and we will see you next week.

P.S. I will be away this weekend, so I don’t know how much stuff will be posted. Check in with me, I should have some treats. also, While you are with friends and fam, please help me spread the word of “dontgetgassed.com” . I appreciate all your help and support.

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- Cipha Sounds

THE

REAL

STORY OF THANKSGIVING

by Susan Bates

Most of us associate the holiday with happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. And that did happen – once.

The story began in 1614 when a band of English explorers sailed home to England with a ship full of Patuxet Indians bound for slavery. They left behind smallpox which virtually wiped out those who had escaped. By the time the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts Bay they found only one living Patuxet Indian, a man named Squanto who had survived slavery in England and knew their language. He taught them to grow corn and to fish, and negotiated a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Nation. At the end of their first year, the Pilgrims held a great feast honoring Squanto and the Wampanoags.

But as word spread in England about the paradise to be found in the new world, religious zealots called Puritans began arriving by the boat load. Finding no fences around the land, they considered it to be in the public domain. Joined by other British settlers, they seized land, capturing strong young Natives for slaves and killing the rest. But the Pequot Nation had not agreed to the peace treaty Squanto had negotiated and they fought back. The Pequot War was one of the bloodiest Indian wars ever fought.

In 1637 near present day Groton, Connecticut, over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival which is our Thanksgiving celebration. In the predawn hours the sleeping Indians were surrounded by English and Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside. Those who came out were shot or clubbed to death while the terrified women and children who huddled inside the longhouse were burned alive. The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared “A Day Of Thanksgiving” because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered.

Cheered by their “victory”, the brave colonists and their Indian allies attacked village after village. Women and children over 14 were sold into slavery while the rest were murdered. Boats loaded with a many as 500 slaves regularly left the ports of New England. Bounties were paid for Indian scalps to encourage as many deaths as possible.

Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now Stamford, Connecticut, the churches announced a second day of “thanksgiving” to celebrate victory over the heathen savages. During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets like soccer balls. Even the friendly Wampanoag did not escape the madness. Their chief was beheaded, and his head impaled on a pole in Plymouth, Massachusetts — where it remained on display for 24 years.

The killings became more and more frenzied, with days of thanksgiving feasts being held after each successful massacre. George Washington finally suggested that only one day of Thanksgiving per year be set aside instead of celebrating each and every massacre. Later Abraham Lincoln decreed Thanksgiving Day to be a legal national holiday during the Civil War — on the same day he ordered troops to march against the starving Sioux in Minnesota.

This story doesn’t have quite the same fuzzy feelings associated with it as the one where the Indians and Pilgrims are all sitting down together at the big feast. But we need to learn our true history so it won’t ever be repeated. Next Thanksgiving, when you gather with your loved ones to Thank God for all your blessings, think about those people who only wanted to live their lives and raise their families. They, also took time out to say “thank you” to Creator for all their blessings.

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26 Responses to “CIPHA SOUNDS & ROSENBERG: 11/26/08 – Indian Slaughter Day”

  1. Yo, dontgetgassed.com all day Ciph … You americans have a nice Indian Slaughter Day … ROC

  2. First !
    Paris, France Up in this !

    Thx for everything Ciph but I have two requests :

    1) I’m a writer for a french hip hop magazine (www.rapmag.fr) and I have to make an article on , according to me, the last great battle : Nas vs Jay-Z. I would like to have ur point of view on this. Is it possible to make an interview ?

    2) Could u post the Frankie Cutlass RMX of “Music Makes Me High” of the Lost Boyz ?

    Please holla back

    Peace

  3. You could have given us a Juan Ep before vacation. Bitch!!

    Can we get a Juan Ep with Shante’ ??

  4. damn this wasnt even mailing it in. yall was on that “fuck my co-workers” shit. wylin’. enjoy your indian slaughter vacation, ciph.

  5. wooooww, today’s show was… wooow uhm… a little (insert cipha sounds whistle here)

  6. The Mission is a SICK track.

    I got bombed at a concert. Had bought a tee for my wife and left it in a cab. Was pissed. Week later, left my wallet in a cab.
    I don’t take cabs anymore.

  7. Sup Ciph, sorry about losing that record, that sucks man. But I’m saying, we can’t get no Juan Epstein before y’all take that vacay??? I’m with you on the Indian Slaughter Day belief and I was hoping for some funny rants on Juan Epstein…boo!

    Enjoy the time off.

    1ne.

  8. yeah…I guess no Juan Ep to relieve us of our family craziness which ya’ll were talking about.

    happy turkey and indian slaughter day. it’s not bad enough that the europeans killed helplessly large birds but then also other people.

  9. where can i catch those obama facts online?

  10. i also do not celebrate any of these commercial holidays.

  11. i got your record Ciph. Leave the bag of money by the trashbag on the corner of 56th &Lex if you ever want to see your record again.

  12. funniest show in a while guys, i think i like you better when you fight, that ISH is straight comedy. take it back to the early JE days

    YO HIGH ON MY MIC.

  13. by the way, is it not CLOSE to a one year anniversary of Juan Epstein?

    damn yo. there needs to be an event.

  14. too bad it’s only been like three juan epsteins the last 7 months.

  15. i just remembered, i lost my cellie in a manhattan cab in 2003, I left a voicemail on it for whoever found it, and some cat on Wall St. found it and actually called and told me where I could pick it up!

    NYC was alot nicer around that time… after 9/11 people actually started looking you in the eye when you were out on the street, and some actually spoke. – crazy.

    I bet it wasthat same cab – rogue white dude playin racist jazz music – sippin moonshine sizyurp.

  16. Peace,

    Great Post Ciph…

    I usually send this article (http://barnit.com/sr/sr/native/tchwind.htm) to my email list about the history of Thankstaking or as you so eloquently put it Indian Slaughter day.

    Thanks for keeping it real bro.

    Also if you have time check out my brother’s page entitled get money teach kids online at http://www.gmtkonline.com.

    Enjoy your family bro

    Peace

    GKBA

  17. Sup, you guys fail to realize Juan Ep was just a test run to see how Jewy Lewis would sound on the NY airwaves. Now that they have that morning slot them dudes are mailing in the Juan Ep episodes. Them turds could give a fuck about what we think; they getting that money and cutting them checks. Now they’ll tell us different and complain about how busy they are with the creating a fresh and exciting show during the week but that’s bullshit son!!! Them niggas on that bk shit which basically means fuck you unless you got a check. Enjoy your Indian Slaughter Day!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. this morning’s show was really funny! im sorry you lost your record ciph… you’ll be aight. but you were acting like a lil bitch about it. it made for a good show tho. happy indian slaughter day!

  19. it’s funny how when ever Ciph is pissed off he brings dwon Rosenberg with him, and hefalls for it everytime !

  20. Jesus H, young piff clinton is completely out of line. The idea is to break down stereotypes not reinforce them.

  21. hour or two more and iam get to enjoy the good ass food :D I LOVE IDIAN SLAUGHTER DAY!!!! im on west caost time

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