Native American Day versus Columbus Day
OCTOBER 18, 2010
I wanted to post this last Monday (since it was Columbus Day in most of the U.S.), In South Dakota, we do not celebrate Columbus Day - we celebrate Native American Day. The reason for this seems simple: 10% of our population is Native American and the legislature wanted to acknowledge them instead of Columbus. When we celebrate Columbus Day, what are we celebrating? When we study Columbus, history books ignore a great deal of what he did.