Free Book Giveaway—Celebrating Native American Day

imagesqNative American Day, the fourth Friday of September, is recognized by several states. Other states celebrate Columbus Day in reverse—to honor the indigenous people of North, Central and South America.

Unfortunately, the United States of America has not yet chosen to designate a day in which to honor Native American culture and contributions to our great nation.images

North Carolina is home to the largest population of Native Americans east of the Mississippi. I’ve known various members of the Cherokee, Lumbee, Haliwa-Saponi and Coharie tribes throughout my life. I’ve always been fascinated by their culture. And admired their persistence and perserverance against overwhelming odds to survive and thrive.

In honor of fictional hero, Mike Barefoot who is one-quarter Cherokee—the only federally recognized tribe in North Carolina—I’m giving away one copy just today of Carolina Reckoning.Native American Day

A free book to one lucky commenter. Contest Rules—Comment on the question and leave your email address for a chance to win. Deadline to submit entries will be 11:59 pm EST on September 27, 2013. U.S. residents only.

What are your thoughts on a federally designated day to honor Native American culture? Not necessary? Long overdue?

For a chance to win Carolina Reckoning, leave a comment. The winner will be notified by email next week.

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14 thoughts on “Free Book Giveaway—Celebrating Native American Day

  1. With a bit of Sioux in my blood, and knowing the significant role Native Americans played in helping our ancestors colonize this country (from the Pilgrims to Lewis and Clark, etc), I think it’s important to recognize them as a people and culture.

  2. There’s Cinco de Mayo. There’s Black History Month. So yes, the US should have a day (or month) to celebrate The Native American culture. Which day should be designated and why?

    • November is Native American Heritage Month, but I’d like to see a day just for them, too. Not piggybacking onto Columbus Day but a day of historical and cultural significance. Any one have an idea for a good day?

  3. Well, Lisa, thank you for bringing this to my attention. I’m ashamed to admit I wasn’t aware of the oversight. In my opinion, it’s long overdue for a day to be set aside for celebrating the richness, culture and history of our Native Americans. I’ve been curious about your book and your hero, Lisa, and look forward to reading it. My family has some Cherokee blood, but I’m not sure to what extent. Maybe a little genealogy study is in order! Blessings.

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