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Test Your Knowledge of Native American Heritage Month!

How well do you know Native American history?

1. November is Native American Heritage Month. But what day is, by Act of Congress, Native American Heritage Day? *This question is required.
2. One of the earliest supporters of a Native American Heritage Day was Gawasco Waneh (1881-1955), known principally by the name Dr. Arthur Caswell Parker, who was the director of the Rochester Museum in New York and founded the Society of American Indians in 1911. In what tribe was Gawasco Waneh enrolled? *This question is required.
3. When the U.S. Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act, it extended citizenship to all U.S.-born American Indians who did not already have citizenship as a result of treaty or federal agreement. In what year was this law finally enacted? *This question is required.
4. 1992 was, by Congressional resolution, “The Year of the American Indian.” Why was that year specifically chosen? *This question is required.
5. Native American Heritage Month is technically not a permanent observance. It was originally proclaimed by Congress and the President from time to time in response to supporter agitation. But the current observance has been established by an unbroken series of annual proclamations since: *This question is required.
6. Before there was a Native American Heritage Month, there was “Native American Awareness Week.” Who was the first President to issue a proclamation for Native American Awareness Week? *This question is required.
7. Before the U.S. government decided to set aside time to honor the contributions of American Indians, the Indians took matters into their own hands. The president of the Congress of the American Indian Association, Reverend Sherman Coolidge (Arapaho), issued a proclamation calling on the country to observe the second Saturday in May as "American Indian Day." In what year did this take place? *This question is required.
8. The year before the Congress of the American Indian Association issued its proclamation, Red Fox Skikusha rode a horse from state to state, collecting the endorsements of state governments of a day to honor American Indians. He collected 24 endorsements and presented them to the White House. Of what tribe was Red Fox Skikusha a member? *This question is required.
9. There has only been a national holiday to celebrate Native American Heritage since 2009. Before that, we had a number of state holidays. Which was the first state to designate an American Indian Day? *This question is required.
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