DECATUR-It's a federal holiday to honor an Italian explorer but some cities and states are doing away with Columbus Day. The city council in Seattle voted to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' day two weeks ago. They did this in part because of critics who say Columbus brutalized Native Americans. Minneapolis voted to do the same this year. Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii do not recognize the day. Since 1990, South Dakota has celebrated Native Americans day rather than Columbus Day.