Tis the week of Christmas, and Santa is hearing from children everywhere what they would like to see under the tree Friday morning.
Today’s Columbus Day observance at the Santa Maria replica was free of protest from Native American representatives. At last year’s event the ship was picketed and activists called for it to be destroyed.
Busloads of school children went aboard the city of Columbus’ Santa Maria replica to mark the official observance of Columbus Day. Built in 1991, the Santa Maria is an authentic recreation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship. But ever since its arrival in central Ohio 13 years ago, the ship has been the object of protest by Native Americans.