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Friday, November 02, 2007

American Indian / Alaska Native Heritage Month 2007

This from the U.S. Census Bureau, whose Facts for Features series always gives some good statistical fun at the launch of the country's various commemorative heritage months:

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 Month: November 2007
Facts and stats from the Census Bureau

National American Indian Heritage Month, 2007
Proclamation by the President of the United States of America