November is Native American month

“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.

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1 Response to November is Native American month

  1. SteveG says:

    I grew up on that album, too. Turns out Stan Freberg put out a sequel a few years back (35 years after the original) — The United States of America, Part II, The Middle Years (post-revolution to WWI) with some of the original actors and David Ogden Stiers, Tyne Daily, Harry Shearer, and John Goodman. Some of it is as good as the original, some not so much, but given how magnificent that first album was, it was impossible to top. I picked them up together as a 2 CD set and now that is all the short people want to listen to every morning on the ride to school. It’s amazing to hear the two of them singing every word to “It’s a Round, Round World” and “Put On Your Top Hat, White Feather, and Tails” like my brother and I did thirty years ago. Some bits are just quality comedy.

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