As I sit inside of Starbucks eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, the day before Columbus Day. Being half Italian and Mohawk, I can’t help but wonder about one thing.

How in the world does a guy by the name of Joseph Brant not have his own day in the United States of America? Joseph Brant was a great Mohawk apart of the Iroquoian Confederacy’s Six Nations.

The Mohawk Nation was chosen to spread something called The Great Law Of Peace because they were the most militant and organized.

But bottom line when it’s all said and done, if it weren’t for Native Americans like Joseph Brant of the Iroquois Confederacy, Americas dominant language wouldn’t be English.

After all Joseph Brant sided with the English in the war of 1812.

So why don’t Native Americans in America stop protesting Columbus Day? And be proud of being as influential as you are.

America followed you before it was called Turtle Island and after it became America.

Christopher Columbus is famous in his own right as an Italian explorer who ended up in the wrong location after no one in Italy believed him. The royal family of Spain believed in him and bank rolled his expedition.

He was actually looking for a new spice trade route, and tried to find India. But instead of landing in that Asian country, he ended up on Turtle Island. Which is now known as America.

Spain wanted to murder Native Americans, the French wanted to enslave them, but the English said NO, they are our friends and family. And once again if it weren’t for Native Americans, Americas dominant language wouldn’t be English.

The Italian explorer Christopher Columbus did not want to murder and take land. It was Spain who wanted him to do what was done. Not Italy.

So I’m for a Joseph Brant Day in America, just like there is a Columbus day.