(INDIGENOUS- HISTORY) Tristan Picotte wrote « Historically, indigenous people did not celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense. However, many of today’s Native American families incorporate an array of Christmas celebrations and customs during this festive season. Native people appreciate the good spirit in the nature of Christmas and a lot of Native communities across the Northern Plains and Southwest participate in the holiday season. Although not traditionally Native, the holiday season is recognized as a time of coming together and giving, especially to those who need it most ».
Source: Tribal Whispers
(Art by James King)