November is Native American Heritage Month and a time to celebrate Native American cultures, traditions, and ways of life. Native American Heritage Month was created under President George H.W. Bush in 1990 to honor the contributions, achievements and sacrifices of Native Americans throughout America’s history. It’s also a great time to learn about the challenges that Native American tribes still face today and the steps being taken to overcome them.
How can you observe Native American History Month? Take some time to learn about the tribes, cultures, and tribal concerns of our country; there are hundreds of tribes across our nation and few of them are represented in the media. We have some suggestions on ways to help you brush up on your knowledge of Native American history.
Did you ever wonder what tribe lived on the land where you live and work today? Find out here. You can also search by tribe, language or treaty.
The stories of 345 tribal nations and biographies of over 400 influential people are covered in this book, as well as paintings, photographs and historical documents.
Have you ever wondered how young Native Americans connect to their heritage? This film explores the ways that they connect to their traditional past while navigating contemporary culture.
Originally aired on PBS, this miniseries covers Geronimo, the Trail of Tears, Wounded Knee, and more.
Did you know that a code based on the unwritten Navajo language was developed by the Marines during World War II? Learn about it and the Native Americans war heroes in this documentary.