Native American Day is observed on the second Monday in October. It is a day that we commemorate the cultural contributions of Native American communities to our own state’s history, as well as to the overall country.
According to DAR archives the origin of our National American Indian Committee dates back to 1921. It began with a song at the 30th Continental Congress. Renowned Indian Opera Singer, Princess Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone sang a piece entitled “Canoe Song”. The words spoke to many Daughters. The committee became a reality as a subcommittee in 1936 and a National Committee in 1940.
Committee goals are to educate local communities and Daughters about Native American or Indigenous culture, heritage, history and current events. It continues to provide financial assistance and educational aid to Native American youth” through support of several schools and with a scholarship program.
On your next visit to our Library, take a look at the extensive collection they have been working on since 1987. There are over 2000 volumes of historical and genealogical information on first people across our country.
Visit our national committee page to see how you can help with scholarships, wish lists, camp, programs in your community and earn a pin. Learn More here.