Native American Day = 9/27

by Cindi SutterChief Communicator & Editor of Spirited Table®

The history behind the Loretto Chapel is notorious throughout the Native American culture. Here’s my birds-eye view from Santa Fe! It is known for its unusual helix-shaped spiral staircase (the "Miraculous Stair"). The Sisters of Loretto credited St. Joseph with its construction. It has been the subject of legend, and the circumstances surrounding its construction and its builder were considered miraculous by the Sisters of Loretto.

My trip to Santa Fe also included several museums and churches. One of which taught us about New Mexico history and the battles that took place on their soil. Several museums focused on the amazing art of the Native American people and also embraced their crafts and culture. Historic churches are always at the top of my list, so please enjoy the photos below! Plus! What trip with four women couldn’t revolve around amazing food and drinks!

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (Santa Fe)


Date When Celebrated: 4th Friday in September-this year is 9/27

This day is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term "Native Americans" has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first people to populate our great and wonderful nation.

By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.

We encourage you to spend this day, learning about Native Americans, the true original settlers in America.