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Thanksgiving: Native American Lost Children; George III Redux; George Washington's Travels; The Murderer Who Inspired Dostoyevski; Jim Schaap:Silas Soule Thanksgiving

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Today on The Exchange, as we commemorate Thanksgiving this week, we hear some stories about the early days of the United States, and effort to create this country.

George Washington being welcomed on this journey
Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy by Nathaniel Philbrick
George Washington on the road, from Travels with George, by Nathaniel Philbrick

We talk with the author of a book about our first president. Nathaniel Philbrick takes to the road to walk in the footsteps of George Washington.

Also, we hear about the other famous George in American history, King George III. A new book takes another look at this much reviled monarch who was blamed for many things, wrongs in the Declaration of Independence.

Pierre François Lacenaire
The murderer that inspired Crime and Punishment

And we speak with researcher and author who connects Fyodor Dostoevsky, the character of Raskolnikov, and the real-live inspiration for his ground-breaking novel, Crime and Punishment, a book that changed the way we think about literature.

Sioux City March to Honor Lost Children
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Siouxland Native Americans March to Honor Lost Children

And a look at how Native American communities across the country are remembering native American children lost to their communities.

Native American Students

But first we hear from Sioux City's own Karen Mackey about her family's experiences with a Nebraska industrial school. Researchers have identified dozens of Native American students who died at the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School, a government-run institution that closed in 1934.

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