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Columbus, your ship may have sailed: Indigenous Peoples Day picks up steam: In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

But in 2017, the tradition of honoring the famed Italian explorer may be sinking fast.

A growing number of cities are abandoning ship and replacing Columbus Day — celebrated Monday — with Indigenous Peoples Day, also known by some as Native Americans Day.

On Thursday, the Austin City Council became the latest community to go that route, approving a resolution recognizing the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples Day and encouraging schools to teach Native American history.

Austin’s move comes after similar action in August in Los Angeles —  the biggest city to boot the holiday from city calendars — and nearly two dozen more places, such as Burbank, Calif., and Bangor, Maine.

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Columbus, your ship may have sailed: Indigenous Peoples Day picks up steam: In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But in 2017, the tradition of honoring the famed Italian explorer may be sinking fast. A growing number of cities are abandoning ship and replacing Columbus Day — celebrated Monday — with Indigenous Peoples Day, also known by some as Native Americans Day. On Thursday, the Austin City Council became the latest community to go that route, approving a resolution recognizing the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples Day and encouraging schools to teach Native American history. Austin’s move comes after similar action in August in Los Angeles —  the biggest city to boot the holiday from city calendars — and nearly two dozen more places, such as Burbank, Calif., and Bangor, Maine. Columbus, your ship may have sailed: Indigenous Peoples Day picks up steam: In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But in 2017, the tradition of honoring the famed Italian explorer may be sinking fast. A growing number of cities are abandoning ship and replacing Columbus Day — celebrated Monday — with Indigenous Peoples Day, also known by some as Native Americans Day. On Thursday, the Austin City Council became the latest community to go that route, approving a resolution recognizing the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples Day and encouraging schools to teach Native American history.