Once you freely roamed the river, mountain and valley lands with the buffalo and elk, but today I hardly see any of you. Your stories and your legends have been the best first games of childhood to a dying generation. The movies about your pursuits and struggles are globally seen.
So on this Thanksgiving day 2013, I raise my family's turkey to you the American Indian, the native American, the sons and daughters of Chief Seattle, Geronimo, Cochise, Chief Joseph, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and many others. I am thankful to you.