The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks [Paperback]
Letter from reader about THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GIVE THANKS in which the Bears fatten up Squanto (their turkey)
They named the turkey Squanto! And they're fattening him up so they can KILL him and EAT him. In the end, he is saved and turned into their PET.
Comment: It seems this book pushes the usual pro-America propaganda. It cheers the Pilgrims and God (and colonization and genocide, implicitly).
I'm guessing the book included Squanto the turkey as a lame-assed reference to the Indian role in Thanksgiving. But look at the (perhaps unconscious) message. The God-loving Euro-American bears rescue the "Indian" turkey. They make him a pet who lives in a
Bryan Fischer would love this book. It's an excellent analogy for the conservative Christian attitude toward Indians. Save the savage heathens from their ignorance and keep them safely corralled where they won't bother real Americans.
For more on the subject, see Wild "Indians" in Trucksgiving and Teabaggers Lie About Thanksgiving.