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Native American Heritage Month

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"Vanishing" by Artist B.D. Richardson Now Open. Second Exhibition in the Series "Time, Entropy and Change"

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AFSCME Staff Union General Meeting Monday, Nov. 21 Rockville Campus

Native American Heritage Month

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Category: HRSTM

Published: Nov 21 2016 12:00AM

November is Native American Heritage Month. President Obama said "This month, let us celebrate the traditions, languages, and stories of Native Americans and ensure their rich histories and contributions can thrive with each passing generation. "

One of the very proponents of an American Indian Day was Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y. He persuaded the Boy Scouts of America to set aside a day for the "First Americans" and for three years they adopted such a day.

In 1915, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association formally approved a plan concerning American Indian Day Reverend Sherman Coolidge, an Arapahoe and president of the Association, issued a proclamation declaring the second Saturday of each May as an American Indian Day and containing the first formal appeal for recognition of Indians as citizens.

Even before this proclamation was issued, Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On December 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed.

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations, under variants on the name have been issued each year since 1994.

Source: http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov

Map of Early America's Native Tribes:
http://www.npr.org/assets/news/2014/06/Tribal_Nations_Map_NA.pdf

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