Weekend America on the 400th anniversary of Jamestown.

I caught a very interesting segment yesterday during Weekend America on NPR yesterday in which they discussed the true history of Jamestown — the first permanent settlement in America — which is quite a bit different from what a lot of us were taught in school.

This weekend, there are celebrations in Virginia commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English Settlement in the United States: Jamestown. But what exactly happened in Jamestown may not be some of the things being celebrated. Independent Producer Nate DiMeo tells the story of this Anti-Thanksgiving.

The good news is that you can listen to this fascinating story by Real Alternative Codec here.

The story itself is surprisingly horrifying with people being duped into coming to the “New World” thinking it would be a great adventure only to be faced with starvation, cannibalism, and slaughter at the hands of the native population and all for that great American tradition known as corporate greed. Worth a listen.