Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Updated: Oct 31, 2019
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly refered to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
American Indian images, names, and stories infuse American history and contemporary life. Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names, and stories reveal the deep connection between Americans and American Indians as well as how Indians have been embedded in unexpected ways in the history, pop culture, and identity of the United States. Explore the online exhibition »
"Good morning! My name is Jordyn Miller. Did you know that a version of lacrosse (called stickball) was originated by Native Americans?
November is Native American Heritage Month. In November, we celebrate the diverse and rich culture as well as the history and traditions of Native Americans. We also celebrate all of the different Native American Tribes in the United States.
Join me in celebrating Native American Heritage Month by learning more about this rich culture. Let’s read a book on Native American History and take a moment to see the bulletin board that recognizes Native American Heritage Month.
Native American Heritage Month https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov
NAHM For Teachers https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers/
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) http://www.ncai.org/initiatives/native-american-heritage-month
National Museum of the American Indian https://americanindian.si.edu
Credits: Special thanks to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, The Hanes Family and the Ho Family.