For many Americans, the annual Columbus Day holiday honors the heritage and contributions of the 17 million-plus Italian Americans living in the United States. But honoring navigator Christopher Columbus has long been considered by many as an affront to Native Americans who were in the so-called New World long before Columbus arrived in 1492. A growing movement to change the holiday is picking up steam across the country. VOA’s Ramon Taylor and Julie Taboh report.

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