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 »
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 us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month by learning more about this rich culture by reading a book on Native American History, watching the video below on Native American Dance and Regalia and/or attending one of the many virtual events provided by the Howard County Office of Human Rights.
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