- Item 108 - Chestnut Street School Thanksgiving, Portland, 1924
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Children from the Chestnut Street School performed as Native people and Pilgrims during Thanksgiving Day exercises.Show Details
Ideas about "Americanization" perpetuated stereotypes about Indigenous people, and by dressing up, or "playing Indian" they took on the identity of what they perceived as "Indian" and erased the lived experiences of actual Native people.