Native Americans’ Day in South Dakota

Crazy Horse National Monument II

Photo at Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota by Deb Hultgren/Flickr: Creative Commons

Since 1990, South Dakota has honored Native Americans’ Day as a state holiday on the second Monday of October. (I’m a day late.)

According to the S.D. Legislature, “Native Americans’ Day is dedicated to the remembrance of the great Native American leaders who contributed so much to the history of our state.”

In honor of all Native Americans (not just those in South Dakota), here’s a list of my previous posts with Native American connections:

My Scott O’Dell Award Challenge: THE GAME OF SILENCE by Louise Erdrich

Interview: Caroline Starr Rose, author of BLUE BIRDS

My Scott O’Dell Award Challenge: 5 Lessons from Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O’Dell

Dance is Unusual Form of Storytelling (For Me)

My Scott O’Dell Award Challenge: Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill

Annual Archeology Awareness Days at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

Chickadee by Louise Erdrich (My Scott O’Dell Award Challenge)

My Scott O’Dell Award Challenge: Three things I learned from Island of the Blue Dolphins

American Indian Artistry at the Old Courthouse Museum

For more information about Native Americans’ Day, Crazy Horse, and the Crazy Horse Memorial in the South Dakota Black Hills, see the Crazy Horse Memorial website.


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