American Indian Day

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28, 1915, Coolidge issued a proclamation that declared the second Saturday of the month May as an American Indian Day.
The governor of New York declared the first American Indian Day in a state on the second Saturday in May 1916.
From 1916 on, individual states declared their own American Indian Days, beginning with New York in May 1916.
Several states joined New York with their own recognition of American Indian Day over the next few decades, and finally, in 1990, President George H.
The SAI sponsored American Indian Day to spark white interest in all things "Indian" and as a way to forward its own agenda.
Caption: As the sun sets (photo right) on the North American Indian Days Powwow in Browning Montana, two buckskin dancers are preparing to demonstrate their regal style.
The canyon, rich with plant and animal life, boasts a colorful history from American Indian days to early California oil interests.
The reservation's annual July North American Indian Days powwow, established in the 1930s out of the Fourth of July celebrations permitted by Bureau of Indian Affairs agents (who otherwise quashed ceremonies and dances), draws Blackfeet from cities across the country to reunite with their relatives and legacy.
4-6 Annual American Indian Days Celebration "Gathering of the Wakanyeja" Powwow.
7-10 56th Annual North American Indian Days Powwow.
As profuse as the book's production is in photos, to have the Northern Plains so misrepresented is a large error; especially with the United Tribes Pow Wow at Bismarck, Black Hills Powwow at Rapid City, Crow Fair at Crowagency, and North American Indian Days at Browning so accessible to the public.
9-11 Eastern Missouri All Nations 3rd Annual American Indian Days Powwow.
Nettl lists the Blackfoot musical activities of the 1980s: note that most are intertribal or have the general public present: (1) North American Indian Days celebration; (2) occasional briefer powwows; (3) parades; (4) music in public schools; (5) gambling games; (6) listening to recordings at home; (7) academic interests (use of music in museums, educational pageants, classes); (8) reconstruction of older ceremonies.
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