San Jose Earthquakes legend Chris Wondolowski's special connection to Indigenous Peoples' Day

Chris Wondolowski - smiles - on the record

October 12 is Indigenous Peoples' Day, a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

Major League Soccer’s all-time leading goal scorer Chris Wondolowski is the son of a Native American mother and is a proud member of the Kiowa Tribe. He has a tattoo across his chest with his Kiowa name, "Bau Daigh," which translates to "Warrior coming over the hill.”

To learn more about Wondolowski’s Native American heritage, check out this three-part documentary.

Chris Wondolowski: Bau Daigh Warrior | The Rise of Bau Daigh

Chris Wondolowski: Bau Daigh Warrior | Bau Daigh in Brazil

Chris Wondolowski: Bau Daigh Warrior | A Warrior Returns