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Indigenous 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
Events and Studies in the U.S. South
Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs
Fiction, Poetry, Oratory, and Folktales
Indigenous Peoples: North America This link opens in a new window
Primary source archive of materials documenting the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples of North America from the seventeenth into the twentieth century.
National Museum of the American Indian
"The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego."
Native American Heritage Month - U.S. Government
"This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration."
Native American History - NARA
"The National Archives holds hundreds of thousands of U.S. Government records relating to Native Americans, from as early as 1774 through the mid-1990s. These include every treaty signed with Native Americans, records from the Indian Schools, Indian Census Rolls, and Bureau of Indian Affairs records."
Native American Resources - Library of Virginia
"As the original inhabitants and caretakers of the land known today as Virginia, the influence of indigenous communities on the land, history, and culture of the commonwealth over the last 12,000 or more years cannot be understated."
Playlist for Native American Heritage Month
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