Friday, November 25, 2011

Forget Thanksgiving and Black Friday — Happy Evacuation Day!

Posted on Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 11:50 AM

We all know what Thanksgiving is about. Or at least we think we do. (NPR says we actually don't understand it or know what really happened that first Thanksgiving between the "pilgrims" and "Indians.")

But how many of us know about Evacuation Day? According to Sarah Vowell, who The Inlander recently interviewed, the day after Thanksgiving has much more meaning in today's world than a little treaty meeting between colonists and Native Americans.

On the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Vowell makes her appearance as the show's "senior historical context correspondent" to give us the lowdown on Evacuation Day:

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