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Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2019

Posted on AllSides October 15th, 2019

This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:


  • Over the last decade, many states and cities have chosen to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of (or along with) Columbus Day.
  • Columbus Day officially became a federal holiday in 1937, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas in 1492.
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day began in 1989 in South Dakota. Today, it is officially observed
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