September 24, 2010

21st Native Americans' Day at Crazy Horse

'Lakota Music Project' to highlight Native Americans' Day at Crazy Horse"The Lakota Music Project" presented by the Porcupine Singers and South Dakota Symphony Chamber Orchestra will highlight the 21st Native Americans' Day celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial on Monday, Oct. 11.

Also, Jim Shaw of Rapid City will emcee the 10 a.m. program that will feature the Crazy Horse Educator of the Year, American Indian singers and dancers and recognition of the "Year of Unity" effort in South Dakota.

Native Americans' Day is special at the nonprofit Crazy Horse Memorial that honors North America's Indian people.

The 1990 South Dakota Legislature established the holiday, now the oldest official observance of its kind in the country. State lawmakers, at the urging of several citizens, replaced Columbus Day for "the remembrance of the great Native American leaders who contributed so much to the history of our state."
Comment:  For similar holidays, see History of Native American Heritage Day and Happy National Aboriginal Day!

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