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Christopher Columbus embodies the “spirit of entrepreneurialism, the spirit of adventure and the spirit that we all like about America,” says the grand marshal of New York’s Columbus Day parade, which kicks off Monday. (Associated Press)

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Clyde Bellecourt, also known as Thunder Before the Storm, holds a condor feather while praying before the Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Minneapolis, to recognize Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Courtney Perry) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

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Clyde Bellecourt, also known as Thunder Before the Storm, holds up a condor feather after leading a prayer as the Ringing Shield Drum circle sings before the Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Minneapolis, to rename Columbus Day, Indigenous People's Day (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Courtney Perry) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

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Clyde Bellecourt, also known as Thunder Before the Storm, holds a condor feather while praying before the Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Minneapolis, to rename Columbus Day, Indigenous People's Day (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Courtney Perry) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

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Members of the Knights of Columbus hold American flags at the base of the National Columbus Memorial with its statue of Christopher Columbus during a ceremony honoring the memorial's 100th anniversary outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial and this statue of Christopher Columbus, seen here outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. Every year since the statue was erected there has been a ceremony honoring it on Columbus Day. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Two Knights of Columbus greet one another at the base of the National Columbus Memorial outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 while others assemble for a ceremony honoring the 100th anniversary of the memorial. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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The Knights of Columbus hold their swords out as people present wreaths during a ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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The Knights of Columbus hold their swords out as people present wreaths during a ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Audience members hold their hands over their hearts while saying the Pledge of Allegiance as the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard holds the flags during a celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Eddie Oxford Jr., the color corps commander for Washington Assembly 151 of the Knights of Columbus, practices brandishing his sword before the ceremony honoring the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Members of the Knights of Columbus process to the National Columbus Memorial outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 for a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the memorial. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Members of the Knights of Columbus hold American flags at the base of the National Columbus Memorial with its statue of Christopher Columbus during a ceremony honoring the memorial's 100th anniversary outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Protesters talk with a Knights of Columbus member following a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Virginia Storage (left), Virginia vice regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with Anne Schaeffer (center) and Mary Lib Schmidt of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, sing during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Mary Lib Schmidt (right) and Anne Schaeffer carry a wreath from the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution during a Columbus Day celebration and wreath presentation at Union Station in Washington on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)