Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Instead of Columbus Day

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Credit: Flickr

Since 1934, many Americans have been celebrating the second Monday of October as Columbus Day. This year is no different, but more and more cities are starting to replace Columbus Day with a holiday known as Indigenous Peoples Day.

There are at least nine cities that are celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in the spot of Columbus Day. Just some of those cities are Albuquerque, Seattle, Minneapolis, Olympia and Portland.

Over the course of several years, people have been calling for an end of the celebration of Christopher Columbus, the man who launched a genocide of the native people when he first came over from Europe.

With more and more cities agreeing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead, supporters see this as a recognition of Native American history, and their culture.

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