Native American Heritage Month a time to reconnect
By Bill Anoatubby, Governor, Chickasaw Nation
November marks “Native American Heritage Month.” This month is a perfect time for you and your family to discover more about your Indian heritage. For those who will do just a little research, the new realizations about your history can truly be life changing!
Native American Heritage Month had its beginnings a little more than 100 years ago. The Boy Scouts of America had been persuaded by Arthur C. Parker to set aside a “First Americans Day.” Dr. Parker was director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y., and believed this initial recognition was long overdue.
Then, in 1915...
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