National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated every November to recognize the intertribal cultures and to educate the public about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.
From the Aleutian Islands to the Florida Everglades, American Indians and Alaska Natives have contributed immensely to our country's heritage. During National Native American Heritage Month, we commemorate their enduring achievements and reaffirm the vital role American Indians and Alaska Natives play in enriching the character of our Nation.
Featured Articles on American Indians
Every November, National Native American Heritage Month celebrates the enduring contributions of the first Americans to the history and culture of the United States.
Washington — American Indian tribes are redesigning and running their own governments and economies, often with amazing success, says Manley Begay, an educator and member of the Navajo Nation.
Every year, thousands of American Indians gather together at powwows to celebrate their traditions and spirituality and to deepen their connections to family, friends and fellow Native peoples.
This edition of eJournal USA provides insight into Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. Articles provide historical background and look at issues surrounding their languages and culture, their legal status, and how they are networking around the world.
This photo gallery provides a look at an exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington that illuminates the enduring relationship between American Indian tribes and horses over the past five centuries.
Useful Web Resources
National Museum of the American India (Smithsonian Institution)http://www.nmai.si.edu/
Native American Heritage Month (U.S. Library of Congress)
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Census Bureau: Facts for Features
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