Native American Heritage Month | Periscope

Photo: Native American child dressed in traditional tribal attire

November is Native American Heritage Month. 

This month's Periscope takes a look at the national and local importance of Native American heritage. We celebrate the first South Carolinians and the first Americans. The observation began as "American Indian Day" in 1915. Prior to that, Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback across the United States seeking support for the event. His 4,000 mile trip covered 24 states. Native American Heritage Month is now an official observation.

Photo of Native American child dressed in traditional tribal attire