Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Native American Day

What?

Yes, today is Columbus Day, however, if you live in South Dakota it is also Native American Day. (California celebrates Native American Day on the fourth Friday of September.)

Here's the thing, there are two sides to the discovery of the Americas (North, Central, and South). A happy one and a very sad one. I won't go into it in detail, but I urge you to learn about one of the First Nation/Native American tribes. Celebrate and honor the first Americans today.

While it may seem shallow to some, our way of doing that today is by featuring pictures of Kaya'aton'my, the First American Girl, in her historical clothes, modern pow wow regalia, and modern clothes.

Meet Outfit


Modern Pow Wow Dress with Winter Cape

(Yes, that is Kirsten's hand on the one side. We were having some fun that day!)


Favorite Modern Outfit


Modern Cooler Weather Outfit with Tatlo



Seriously, though, when American Girl introduced Kaya I was thrilled to see a Native American girl represented. I would love for Mattel to further develop her line to include more modern clothes. Or to use her face mold for a GOTY or included in the JLM.

Have a great day!


    

8 comments:

  1. Kaya looks cute in all the outfits, and I didn't know it was Native American Day in South Dakota. :)

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    1. I think it is not widely published, but it should be.
      Did you know that almost every day is a holiday of some sort? There is even a National Hug Your Pet Day. :-D

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    2. Well my teacher last year knew about a lot of those holidays because he always announced them to us, like National Talk Like a Pirate Day, or National Chip Day." lol...He was a really cool teacher.

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    3. Nice! Does sound like he was cool!

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  2. Loved these pictures of Kaya and the little hint for us to explore and learn more about First Americans. It is important to learn the history of this country and to appreciate the culture of First Americans.

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  3. Kaya is adorable! She's one of my favourite american girls, she is so unique! By the way, I might be getting a Saige doll soon!!!!!

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