In the month of November, many people celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the appreciation of Native Americans and their legacy. Thanksgiving is celebrated during the month of November, which is the commemoration of the harvest and other blessings of the past year. It was first celebrated by the English settlers (Pilgrims) and the Wampanoag people. However some people see the day as a national day of mourning, viewing it as the day when the pilgrims stole land from the Natives. Native American history is another large part of not only Thanksgiving, but the month of November as a whole. Native Americans have not had it easy since English settlers first arrived in America back in 1607. Since the first landing of the Mayflower they have been continuously kicked off land, massacred and have faced many racist challenges. However things have improved drastically for Native Americans, many reparations have been made and many more reservations have been set up, a national holiday has been put in place replacing Columbus day. America is starting to acknowledge the scars it has left with Native Americans history and with time the wounds of the past can hopefully mend. So what can you do to celebrate this holiday? On Thanksgiving, many citizens eat foods including turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, pie and candied yams/sweet potato. Ham, carrots, and other assorted vegetables are also often present at the dinner table. But to help out with the Natives, you can take action to rename Columbus Day, educate yourself and your family, support indigenous people rights organizations, and many more!