Talk to most Native Americans and you will find out that we do not want that day on our Calendar!
Christopher Columbus in 1494, two years after coming to that island, told Pope Alexander VI and the Vatican through his paintings that he lied, he did not discover this land (the Island of Bermuda) because it was already occupied!
He did however, do everything in his power to remove the people from that island, most of the time through slavery and/or violence!
This is for those of you that still believe that this country should have a Christopher Columbus Day?
Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans by Sylvia Poggioli May 05, 2013 5:25 AM
The painting was commissioned by Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia), a Spaniard who fathered several children and became a symbol of church corruption. According to this article a common practice in those days?
This recently restored painting in the Vatican, created in 1494 by the Renaissance master Pinturicchio, has a small depiction of naked men with feathered headdresses. This may be the first European depiction of Native Americans. The scene, just above the tomb of Jesus, is too small to be seen in this view of the entire painting but is shown in the photo below.