Every N. Europian country had their version of pirogues. Ravioi, pasties, peroshkis, etc. Nebraska is known for Runzas which originated in the Volga region of Russia. They even sell Runzas in the Omaha airport.
And your asking yourself; what does this have to do with Thanksgiving??? Sorry!
Raised in an American Indian home we always had Pheasant and such...Pumpkin pie baked in the pumpkin.All in where you came here from.I still try to have as much wild game as I can on Thanksgiving..its how I was raised.