Indigenous People’s Day … October 10th


Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October.

This year, the federal holiday falls on Monday, October 10

What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the culture and contributions of Indigenous communities in America. The holiday serves as a day to reflect on Native Americans’ long history in the United States. – USA Today

Central Jersey museum celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day, new exhibit. The exhibit, which will run through Dec. 30, includes works form the 1960s through the 1990s, and is divided into three thematic sections:

This is detail from “Pass By City Uagadugu” by Keti Kapanadze, one of the works in “Locating Georgia: Selections from the Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union” opening Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.zimmerli.rutgers.edu

Source: nj.com/entertainment

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY TIMELINE

May 1763

Pontiac’s Rebellion

A group of Native American tribes from Illinois, Great Lakes, and Ohio successfully persuade the British to change policies in favor of the Native Americans.

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April 5, 1838

Trail of Tears

The Cherokee tribe is ordered to leave their tribal lands by President Andrew Jackson, taking the path now called the Trail of Tears.

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January 1, 1899

Ghost Dance

Wovoka, a Native American, has a mystical experience and makes others join him in a ghost dance ritual for peace and prosperity.

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June 2, 1924

Indian Citizenship Act

Native Americans in the U.S. are granted U.S. citizenship.

Source: nationalday.com