October 14, 2013: Federal Holiday

October 14, 2013: Federal Holiday

Today the Federal Office of Management and Budget observes the invasion of the Americas by Cristoforo Colombo, a Genoese private contractor working for the government of Castille. U.S. Government employees and contractors have Monday off, even at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Oh wait. The Republican Tea Party Caucus already shut down the government two weeks ago. Party at the Ted Cruz house!

Today is also Native American Day In South Dakota and Indigenous People’s Day in Berkeley, California. Think about it.

More:

“Native History: Columbus—Icon and Genocidal Maniac—Lands in New World,” Christina Rose, Indian Country Today

Related:

“How the Media Would Have Covered Columbus’s Discovery of the New World,” Dan Amira, New York Magazine blog

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Image (First Invasion of The Americas, after Dioscoro Teofilo de la Puebla Tolin) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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