There is no doubt that the Native American was abused in this country. Though nearly every native in any country anywhere in the world at one time or another was abused by those who conquered them. What maybe makes it worse in the United States is that for the most part they were a peaceful people that bothered no one, with exception of course, that were pushed aside and pushed aside until there was no place left to go. This celebration falls on the 4th Friday of September and was begun in 1939 by then Governor of California Culbert Olsen. It was made Official in 1968 by then California Governor Ronald Reagan.
How to celebrate – Learn more about the over 574 tribes that populated North America. Visit a Native American Pow-Wow. See if you have any Native American in your heritage.