EP 163: Franksgiving For All

Patrick is alone and sick on Thanksgiving eve.  What follows is a rambling social, economic and personal history of America’s most complex federal holidays.  Enjoy some history of the Thanksgiving and the NFL, Native occupation of Alcatraz, and FDR’s political use of the calendar system.

Congress Establishes Thanksgiving

Why Do the Lions and Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving?

We Need a Movie About Native American Activists’ 1969 Takeover of Alcatraz (Podcast)

How Turkey Became Thanksgiving’s Mascot

 

 

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