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