American Indian Heritage Month 2021

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, also known as Native American Heritage Month.  While the annual month-long celebration has only been in existence for 31 years, efforts to honor America’s indigenous peoples go back more than a hundred years to “American Indian Day,” which was declared a holiday by the Governor of New York State in 1916 and celebrated on the second Saturday in May.  Fast forward to 1986, when Congress declared the week of November 23-30 as “American Indian Week.” This weeklong commemoration evolved to a month-long celebration in 1990, when President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November "National American Indian Heritage Month."  Celebrate Native Americans this month by  learning more about the diverse tribal cultures that continue to evolve and make vital contributions to the country: take a virtual tour of the National Museum of the American Indian; view timely offerings from PBS;  and, check out the exciting titles below. Click on the book cover to be taken to a catalog link.

Published by Barbara Kokot on October 18, 2021
Last Modified June 13, 2024