Several U.S. cities swapping ‘Columbus Day’ for ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’

HOUSTON — Americans have been a quest to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day since 1977, but just last year only 15 U.S. cities recognized the new name.

It's an attempt to shift the nation's consciousness because Christopher Columbus wasn't the first to discover America, and many say he played a huge part in the murders of countless Native Americans.

Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver and Phoenix are among the few cities that have joined in the movement.