Biden's Columbus Day proclamation cites 'wrongs and atrocities' against Native Americans

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President Biden on Friday marked the upcoming Columbus Day federal holiday with a proclamation that highlighted "the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and indigenous communities."
"For Native Americans, western exploration ushered in a wave of devastation: Violence perpetrated against Native communities, displacement and theft of tribal homelands, the introduction and spread of disease, and more," Mr. Biden said in the proclamation issued by the White House.

As a presidential candidate in October 2020, Mr. Biden didn't even acknowledge Columbus Day.

He released a statement last year saying that he was celebrating "Indigenous Peoples' Day" instead.

Mr. Biden's presidential Columbus Day proclamation was vastly different from the one issued by President Trump on the…
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