Bartolomé was a Spanish Friar and Historian who, when he visited the New World was shocked by the treatment of Natives. He spent nearly 50 years fighting for the rights of Natives and is widely known as the founder of the Universal Human Rights Movement.
In the mid 2030s Native America Rights Organizations began a mass campaign during WWIII to expose Columbus as the vile man he was. This was also helped by the growing intelligence of White Suburban Teenagers, who with access to the internaet had (in some cases) access tot the (more) true-ish ways things happened in history. Although this led to a rise on belief of nonsense such as Holocaust denial, people began to see the acctual life of Columbus, not the watered down Suburban American Hero he was portrayed to be, besides the fact he never heven stepped foor on what we call the USA, not even Florida (can we blame him, like... Florida. N'uff said)In 2041 Washington State, Hawaii, Idaho and Alaska struck down Columbus Day as a "Moraly Repulsive Holiday". Various States such as California, Montana, Arizona and North Dakota followed in the next two years. By 2046 16 States had banned the holiday and on December 3rd Congress passes a bill, banning Columbus Day as an Offensive Holiday and issues an official apology to all Natives and issued a sum of money to all Native American Reservations.
In the 2060s support for a Bartolomé Day came to the Public eye after he became nessecary to learn about in United States History Lessons, various other nations folowed including Canada and Atzlan.
A Case for a day celebrating Bartolomé came before the High Court on 18th October 2072 and succeded in Canada. The US followed five years later, and then Atzlan, by 2100 95% of "New World" countries celebrated Bartolomé de las Casas day.
In 2112 the UN declared it a Universal Holiday and is even celebrated in the Newly Colonized Pheonix Dwarf Galaxy.
Reservations function as independant nations but are included as apart of a nation on political maps. There are over 1,099 Seperate Reservation Councils and Over 1,099 Reservations. Many are connected in what are known as Super-Nats. The largest being in Northern Canada. You do not need to be of Native American Ancestery to live on a reservation but you do need a special citizenship on 90% of Reservations, that functions mcuh like the old American Visa system. Reservations often trade mostly witht he country(s) that enclave them but some larget ones trade with countries in South Asia and Europe, and, much tot he United Commonwelaths disguist, Atzlan.
- Columbia renamed The Las Casas Republic