Five Ways to Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

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.


  1. 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.
  2. Make crafts like dream catchers, paper tepees, a Native American Rattle, a totem pole, or rain stick.
  3. Play or watch lacrosse, which has been played for centuries by the Iroquois people.
  4. 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.
  5. Try learning a traditional song or dance.


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