“The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994. This Facts for Features presents data for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as this is one of the six major race categories.”
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage, Census Bureau page
Did you know this? I didn’t. Thanks Dude at C.N. Le blog. And in honor of this, you could take Stan Freberg’s advice and “Take An Indian to Lunch”
Whatever happened to Stan Freberg anyway? I grew up with this album, Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Volume One: The Early Years, in the house but I was the only one who ever played it and I didn’t understand a lot of it. I still kind of don’t. Oh well, 60s satire, what can you do?
Update 111507: Man, you start talking about Stan Freberg and suddenly Stan Freberg is everywhere.