Thanksgiving Thanksgiving

Grabbing turkey legs to gnaw on might be taboo at some tables and encouraged at others. But whatever your Thanksgiving traditions, they're all yours. Evans/Getty Images hide caption

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Though the filling is not actually totally transparent, the name of the pie has stuck around since it first appeared in Kentucky newspapers in the 1890s. J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL hide caption

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By 1495, Christopher Columbus was in trouble. The riches he had imagined finding in Asia were not materializing in the New World, and the costs of his voyages were mounting. Sending indigenous people back to Europe as slaves became his solution. Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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An American Secret: The Untold Story Of Native American Enslavement

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Drumstick and Wishbone, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate "wingman," are introduced Monday during an event hosted by The National Turkey Federation at the Williard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. One of the 40-pound fowl will be presented to President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, when he will ceremoniously "pardon" it. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can whip up stress and squabbles, too. PeopleImages/Getty Images hide caption

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It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

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It's great when generations get together to pass down family traditions, especially if the little ones might need a little extra time to get on board. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Takes Heat From One Of The Family's Own

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One of the many signs hung throughout the house where Kendall Patterson had her dinner with family. It was a reminder to check politics at the door — and, Patterson hopes, possibly a tradition for years to come. Courtesy of Kendall Patterson hide caption

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Saboor Sahely at his restaurant, Angie's, in Logan, Utah. Cache Valley Family Magazine hide caption

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From Afghanistan To U.S., A Lesson In Love — One Thanksgiving At A Time

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Narragansett turkeys have free range of 12 acres on Dana Kee's Moose Manor Farm, located along the Potomac River in Maryland. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Heritage Turkeys Make A Comeback, But To Save Them We Must Eat Them

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Chef Isabella created a healthier and more savory alternative to sweet potato casserole. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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At Thanksgiving, If You Take Sides, Make Sure They're As Tasty As These

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