Native American Heritage Month

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For Native American Heritage Month, Americans celebrate the significant contributions the first Americans made to this country.

The History of Native American Heritage Month

This awareness month, formerly known as “National American Indian Heritage Month,” was approved by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, but it dates back further. In May 1916, the first American Indian Day celebrated by a state was held in New York. Since then, Native American Day has often been celebrated on the second Monday of October, instead of the controversial Columbus Day. This month try learning new things about Native American culture and heritage.