It’s Native American Day!
Although this holiday may be celebrated under different names (Indigenous Peoples Day, Columbus Day, etc.) it’s a national holiday that marks the celebration Native American People. In observance of this holiday, government offices are closed, as well as many schools and businesses.
On this day of observance, many organizations share awareness about the history (including Christopher Columbus) and culture of the Native American people. Their celebratory activities often include dancing, socializing, traditionally prepared cuisine, and mingling. Educational resources primarily focus on culture, traditions and the background of Native Americans.
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Looking to get your read on? Check out Woven Baskets of Sorrow by Shannon Yang, a story about a Native American girl from Canada and her journey to New York with her tribe. You can also take a look at Showdown at Laramie Flatts by Glen Marcus. It tells a story from the pioneers perspective when they were taking over the Native American’s land.