mericans persist in telling and retelling the Thanksgiving story. It is a well-meaning celebration of the bounty of the land of the country and thanks to the Native American people who helped the Pilgrims who had newly immigrated. But Thanksgiving is a legend, a myth. Read about a Native American woman who was no legend. She was the real deal. Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe of Montana, waged a long legal battle to compensate more than 300,000 members of many tribes for the mismanagement of Indian trust funds by the US government. Read the full story on my Living in the Heartland blog.