American Indian Day Information The second Monday in October marks Columbus Day and American Indian Day. Not all states celebrate American Indian Day. They may celebrate Columbus Day instead. Other states call it Native American Day or Indigenous People Day like they do in South Dakota and Berkeley , California.
Facts On American Indian Day Indians celebrate by having pow -wows. A Pow- wow is a gathering of North America’s Native people where they meet to dance ,sing ,and honor American Indian culture .
In 1989 South Dakota passed legislature to proclaim 1990 the “year of Reconciliation “for Native Americans and to change Columbus Day to Native American Day .