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Our View: Celebrate Native Americans, not Columbus

 

October 14, 2021



Despite a day being named for him, there is little about Christopher Columbus that should be celebrated. The Columbus of reality is a far cry from the noble explorer of myth. While we can’t argue his exploits are not historically significant, they also do not warrant a day of remembrance in his name. The Wyoming Legislature should vote to recognize Indigenous’ Peoples Day over Columbus Day.

The man commonly believed to have discovered the New World (he didn’t), Columbus was the first to introduce the brutality of European conquest to the Americas. The indigenous peoples of the West In...



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