The movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been decades in the making. As a result of advocacy by Native American activists, many states and localities now observe the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of – or in addition to – Columbus Day.
The Trail of Tears is one of the darkest moments in American history. It represents the forced removal of an entire people. This uprooting and displacement resulted in the deaths of thousands of Native Americans, and it has had a lasting impact on their culture and society.