Contact Us

Texas Capitol Votes to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples Day

Annual Pendleton Rodeo Round-Up Draws Crowds To Pendleton
Getty Images

There has long been a sentiment across the United States that Christopher Columbus was not a nice guy.  That’s hard for me to grasp.  I grew up learning that Mr. C brought civilization to the untamed peoples of the new world, and opened it all up for colonization.  In a very direct way, this guy is responsible for America!

Lately, groups have been standing up against the discoverer for atrocities they claim were perpetrated against the native peoples of the this great nation.  WFAA reports that Austin is the latest major U.S. City to recognize the 2nd Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day and not Columbus Day.

Austin is a bit different to say the least, and unique in Texas to be more exact – but it’s not the only city changing its views on the Father of the New World.  Los Angeles decided to make the switch earlier this year, following Seattle, Albuquerque and Denver’s lead in dropping the maligned discoverer’s celebration in favor of honoring the indigenous population.

Best of The Rock Station 99X

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Cockpit quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Cockpit contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.