Monday, October 8, 2012

The Original Immigrants

I did this image for the remarkable Patrick J. B. Flynn, for an education magazine article about how to rethink our teaching of Thanksgiving to America's schoolchildren. The natives who greeted and helped the early settlers were a trusting and generous people, and we Europeans didn't repay them very well. Something to think about on Columbus Day. Of course, till the day he died, Columbus thought he was stealing land and gold from the Chinese.

1 comment:

  1. A generous rendering, Eric.

    I always think of Christofo Colombo as a greasy swashbuckling wop. But I like your take better, especially since I'm an Italian.

    Regards rethinking our teaching of Thanksgiving, here are my thoughts. For what they are worth --

    Andrea Morisette Grazzini