Centennial Anniversary of American Indian Day!

Society_of_American_Indians,_1911

The Society of American Indians,  Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Inaugural Conference, 1911

The first American Indian Day celebration was held on this date in 1916, in New York State.  It was sponsored by the Society of American Indians, the first national American Indian rights organization run by and for American Indians (in existence from 1911–1923 only);  its purpose was to recognize and honor the Native Americans and to improve their conditions.

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