What started in the early 1900’s as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., eventually resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November “National American Indian Heritage Month”.
This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life. Additionally, setting aside this time is intended to give Native people the opportunity to express to their community their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area.
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