Columbus Day: We Celebrate Piominko Day

Jeannie Barbour, former Chickasaw Press Director

Jeannie Barbour points out that Chickasaws disagree with popular thought about Columbus Day and the notion that he “discovered” America. Instead, they celebrate “Piominko Day” since Piominko was the leader who established diplomatic status as a sovereign nation with George Washington.

Jeannie Barbour points out that Chickasaws disagree with popular thought about Columbus Day and the notion that he “discovered” America.