Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

The Sad, Green Burial of Pilgrims in 1620

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, SevenPonds shares a post from the Merry Burial Blog

For this month’s cultural perspectives post,  SevenPonds shares an article from the Connecticut Green Burial Ground’s Merry Burial Blog. Written by Glenn Alan Cheney, the author of Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims’ First Year in America, it is the sad but true … Continue reading

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Death and Turkey

The history of Thanksgiving as a holiday of life, death and mourning

In American culture, there are two different thought processes behind the history and tradition of Thanksgiving. The most prevalent of which is the school-taught story of a celebration between the Pilgrims and Indians (most likely with the Wampanoag tribe) in … Continue reading

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Wampanoag Burial Traditions

We revisit the end-of-life practices of one of the most famous Native American tribes

With Thanksgiving underway, we look to the funeral traditions of perhaps the most famous of the Native American peoples: the Wampanoag. It is estimated that these Native Americans lived in the New England region for over 10,000 years, with over … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Table Talk: A SevenPonds Challenge

Bring something new to the usual Thanksgiving dinner this year: a little end-of-life conversation

SevenPonds’ goal is to render the end-of-life accessible as a topic of conversation in any context – and Thanksgiving is no exception. This year, we hope that you can help us debunk the notion that to talk about death means … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Day 2012

From all of us at SevenPonds

An American Thanksgiving, enjoy your day and Thanksgiving dinner!

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Remembering Loss and the First Thanksgiving

As we rejoice and give thanks, many are suffering illness or death during the holiday season

Tomorrow in America is our national day of Thanksgiving, a day to gather with family and loved ones to celebrate the beginning of the winter holiday season and to remember all that we’re thankful for in life. Unfortunately, for some, … Continue reading

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