Grand Canyon_Native American Heritage Day_0669

On, Thursday, November 18, Grand Canyon National Park celebrated Native American Heritage Month with a day of special events. .

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In this photo, Dan Akee, WWII Veteran, Navajo Code Talker, Diné Nation, talks with members of the Dishchii' Bikoh' Apache Group from Cibecue, Arizona, .

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Native American Heritage Month is a time to pay tribute to the many accomplishments, contributions and sacrifices of the indigenous peoples of North America..

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What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the First Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose..

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This is the second year that Grand Canyon National Park has celebrated Native American Heritage Month. Our celebration will continue to grow and evolve as we strengthen the relationships with our associated tribes..

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NPS Photo by Michael Quinn

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Taken on November 18, 2010
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