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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Native American Day

The second Monday of October annually marks Columbus Day in many parts the United States but not all states or regions follow this observance. Many consider this day a Holiday of Controversy. Instead, they celebrate other events on this day, which mainly focus on the people who had 'discovered' the Americas thousands of years before Columbus crossed the Atlantic.

October 13 is...

Native American Day

Native American Day commemorates crimes committed against native Americans, and encourages people to learn about and respect the cultures of historical and modern native Americans. South Dakota's official holiday on this date is Native Americans' Day (also known as Native American Day), while people in Berkeley, California, celebrate Indigenous People's Day. Either way, it is a day to remember those who were here before us.

As you celebrate on this day, maybe even cook up some of those great American Indian recipes.

 American Indian Fry Bread (Recipe)

Navajo Tacos (Recipe)

Native American Catfish with Pine Nuts (Recipe)

 Is your mouth watering yet?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!




Additional Holiday Celebration: Columbus Day