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Native American Day 2024: Quotes, Wishes, Images, Messages

People of many states in the United States celebrate Native American Day in lieu of Columbus Day.  Residents from South Dakota and Wisconsin observe the day on the 10th October every year.  It is such a day to celebrate the heritage of Native Americans. On this day, we also unite both native and non-native cultures so that we can share many aspects of native culture and learn about many aspects of non-native cultures.

Native American Day has been celebrated in South Dakota since 1990 on the second Monday of October and in California since 1998 on the fourth Friday of September. Though the day is not celebrated in all 50 states as the same, it is gaining popularity across the nation day by day.

Native American Day 2024 Date

Native American Day in 2024 is on Friday, the 10th of October. The day brings the opportunity for all of us to know and learn more about a variety of cultures and contributions of the many Native American tribes. Instead of celebrating Native American Day on this day, people of some states such as Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, and Maryland celebrate Columbus Day, and people of some states such as California, Berkeley, and New Mexico celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Below are some of the important facts and details about Native American Day.

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Facts Details
Native American Day Observance October
Native American Day 2024 10th October
Observance States South Dakota
Alternative Names Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day

Celebrate Native American Day

Native American Day is celebrated in some states across the United States with a view to appreciating the long cultural and traditional history that Native Americans have preserved all through time. On this day, people can learn more about their own history by participating in different conversations, seminars, and events. People also visit nearest art museums or read books by Native American authors to celebrate the day.

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Native Americans from the Tongva tribe attend a celebration of the first Indigenous People’s Day, in place of previously celebrated Columbus Day

You can observe this day by attending events near you or learning some new information about Native American cultures. You can also celebrate the day by helping people to educate about the cultures and traditions of the Native Americans.

Native American Day Quotes

One does not sell the land people walk on. – Crazy Horse

I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. – Shooter Teton Sioux

Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. – Mourning Dove Salish

Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way. – Blackfoot

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. – Navajo

We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees. – Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief Edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation

The weakness of the enemy makes our strength. – Cherokee

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota

You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of the dream that heals you. – Billy Mills

Native American Day Images

Native American Day Images
Native American sisters posing for photographs in their native costumes
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A retro sepia toned portrait of a wild west cowboy on horse back. Photographed in the American southwest, the Monument Valley Tribal Park. in Arizona, USA.

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Aboriginal woman and her boyfriend at the beach

Native American Day actually brings an excellent opportunity for all of us to gather more knowledge about Native American history, culture, and tradition. It is our duty to learn about each of our own diverse traditions, rituals, and beliefs of different states and local areas. Happy Native American Day to all of you!

José Vieira

José Vieira has been the event news writer at National Day Zreview since 2024. He researched the days and discovered fun facts. People looking for a reason to celebrate. His passion for helping everyone celebrate with special events, helpful tips, discounts, deals, and plenty of fun.

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