Many cities around the U.S have changed recognition of Christopher Columbus to indigenous peoples. Here are some ways you can celebrate it at home.
- Learn about Native American history and culture by reading books written by or about them. Great choices include: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble, SkySisters by Jan Bourdeau Waboose, and Crazy Horse’s Vision by Joseph Bruchac.
- Make crafts like dream catchers, paper tepees, a Native American Rattle, a totem pole, or rain stick.
- Play or watch lacrosse, which has been played for centuries by the Iroquois people.
- Try some recipes featuring traditional Native American ingredients like maize, quinoa, pumpkin, and beans. An easy recipe you could try together is fry bread, a flat bread fried in oil.
- Try learning a traditional song or dance.