Today marks the start of National Native American Heritage Month! This month-long commemoration was first designated in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, expanding the previously celebrated “American Indian Week” initially proclaimed in 1986. Throughout the month, resources, storytelling, and experiences will be showcased to enable learning about the rich cultures and the many contributions made by Native Americans over the course of U.S. history.
Resources to learn more:
Library of Congress: Online exhibits and insights provided through the Library of Congress and the National Archives.
PBS: A special collection of stories that explore the history, traditions, and culture of Native Americans.
Books: Reading list curated by Powell Books featuring fiction and nonfiction titles for various age groups.