Sunday, November 2, 2008

November is American Indian Heritage Month

Actually, the official name for it is “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.”

I will be celebrating it here throughout November. And not just because I got some Pamunkey in me. (Matter fact, I think the current chief, William Miles, is a distant relative.)

Let’s start with a pop-culture relic from a less enlightened time. It should be familiar to anyone of my generation – a “Go Go Gophers” cartoon.


bklyn6 said...

As soon as I saw the words, “Go Go Gophers,” I starting singing the song. :-D

That is so old school.

American Indian Advocate said...

Yep, it only took 500 years or so to get a month of recognition.

The old school stuff is really scary when looking at it now...

Undercover Black Man said...

Greetings, Advocate. I'm enjoying educating myself about early-20th-Century American Indian activists.