Proclamation 5868 -- National American Indian Heritage Week, 1988
the President of the
National American Indian Heritage Week, 1988, offers us a fine opportunity to reflect upon the profound, many-sided, and lasting impact of American Indians and their forebears on our Nation, history, and way of life. During this time, we can all join American Indians and Alaska Natives in celebrating their ancient and diverse heritages. We can also thank them for their achievements in every area of endeavor.
achievements continue today. Despite past periods of conflict and changes in
Indian affairs policies, the government-to-government relationship between the
May our national observance of this truly special week in tribute to American Indians inspire us to seek a deeper understanding of our past and a wider hope for the future we must walk together in this great and bounteous land.
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 322, has designated the period of
September 23 through
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of
September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of
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