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Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Native American Day

Sharing my Native American heritage and hoping someday today will be "Native American Day" in the US instead of Columbus Day. It already is in South Dakota. California and Tennessee  also have a holiday, but it is not celebrated on October 12. Albuquerque; Portland, Oregon; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Olympia, Washington will be observing the holiday for the first time in 2015.

I wish I knew more about my great grandmother's history, but unfortunately it was something that my family did not talk about because it was not something they were proud about in those days. My mother did know that my great grandmother was half Native American, but nothing else.
My great grandmother, Lena Hall


My grandfather, Carlton Hall




1 comment:

Catherine1216 said...

I would love to see this day changed to Native American Heritage day.