Native American Heritage Month

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November is Native American Heritage Month. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under a variety of names, have been issued each year since 1994.

This year’s proclamation by President Joe Biden reads, in part, “During National Native American Heritage Month, we recognize the invaluable contributions of Native peoples that have shaped our country and honor the hundreds of Tribal Nations who continue exercising their inherent sovereignty as vital members of the overlapping system of governments in the United States.”  Check out the full proclamation HERE.

At Ohrstrom Library, our shelves are full of books celebrating Indigenous peoples contributions to culture, history, science, literature, and the arts, which you can find not just in November, but all year long. Whether you enjoy fiction, nonfiction, poetry or art, you’ll find something to like here. See just a few of our recommendations below!  Don’t have time to come into the library? We have you covered for ebooks and audiobooks with this LIST on Sora too!

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