The Invasion of America
Why should we celebrate Columbus Day?
Some believed that Christopher Columbus was the first man to discover North America, but he wasn't, nor he wasn't the first European to discover North America. Some people had said that "Columbus Day recognizes the achievements of a great Renaissance explorer who founded the first permanent European settlement in the New World. The arrival of Columbus in 1492 marks the beginning of recorded history in America." They had also said that "Columbus Day is one of America s oldest holidays. The tradition of observing Columbus Day dates back to the 18th century. It was first celebrated on October 12, 1792, when the New York Society of Tammany honored Columbus on the 300th anniversary of his first voyage." But why should we celebrate an "Old Holiday" which people had been killed? From a Native American culture there was NO credit for them. They do not have a special day like "Christopher Columbus Day" for having to keep our environment healthy 'till the Europeans had taken over, or not giving credit for those Native Americans who had shared their skills for surviving through the wildlife.