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Columbus Day vs respect for Native American culture

Briefly discuss the history of how Native Americans have been treated by dominant groups in the United States since European settlement.
How does this history relate to the way that certain Native American groups have protested Columbus Day?
Do you think the mayor should support the request of the Native American group? Why or why not?

Solution Summary

Is Columbus Day an affront to Native Americans and should it be banned? Is it possible to celebrate Columbus while still appreciating Native American history and culture? This solution examines these questions. Over 500 words of original text along with links with relevant sources discussing European treatment of Natives during the colonial period.