This Columbus day, celebrate the person who really discovered America — aka, pretty much everyone except Christopher Columbus.
By now, it’s well known that Indigenous people populated America well before Columbus arrived, and he wasn’t even the first European to land here.
So instead of throwing up a dumb Columbus meme on Facebook, use your free time to see what Indigenous groups lived in your area using the Native Land map.
The map is available online and via the Native Land app (for both iOS and Android). Just type in your address, and you’ll be able to see what indigenous group(s) once lived there or nearby. It’s even possible members of that community still live in that area, though of course many native people were displaced, thanks to, uh, centuries of shitty federal policy. Read more…