National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every November honoring the original peoples of America and their contributions to the past, present, and future. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved the joint resolution extending the week-long recognition begun in 1986 to a month. Prior to that, the Boy Scouts of America honored “First Americans Day” in May in the early 1900s. President Coolidge issued a proclamation on September 28, 1915 which declared the second Saturday of each May as American Indian Day.
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