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Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month: Home


Celebrating Indigenous Heritage photo of a stack of multicolored blanketsIndigenous Peoples' Heritage Month is celebrated in November. In the United States, it is also known as National Native American Heritage Month or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The McGraw-Page Library joins the Inclusive Engagement Team in the Student Engagement Center in using the term “indigenous peoples” in recognition of the shared identity amongst individuals who lived together in a community before countries, states, or regions were officially classified and named.

Events and Studies in U.S. History

Title: American Apartheid
Title: Land Too Good for Indians
Title: The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History
Title: The World of Indigenous North America
Title: American Carnage
Title: This Benevolent Experiment
Title: Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits
Title: We Are Still Here
Title: Why You Can't Teach United States History Without American Indians
Title: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Title: Nation to Nation
Title: First Peoples in a New World
Title: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Title: 1491
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Events and Studies in the U.S. South

Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs

Fiction, Poetry, Oratory, and Folktales

Arts and Entertainment

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Children's Books


Playlist for Native American Heritage Month

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Research Materials


Archeology at Werowocomoco [Virginia]


Films on Demand

Native American Studies

Spend some time getting to know indigenous populations by watching a few of these 669 films depicting many facets of Native America.

PBS Native America North America with indigenous people

PBS - Native America four-part series

One community's experience within the residential school system has been captured in this mini-documentary.

"In partnership with the Upper Sioux Community, NABS produced “Voices from Pezihutazizi Oyate: Boarding School Histories.” In this mini documentary, Upper Sioux Community citizens share their perspectives on the legacy of Indian boarding schools and the lasting impact it has had on them personally and culturally."

Web Links

Members of the 3rd and 4th Division Navajo code talker platoons of World War II dressed in their unit's uniform, pose for a group photo during a commemoration of the landing on Iwo Jima. - National Archives


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