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Observances

American Indian Heritage Month

National American Indian Heritage Month, as defined by the Law Library of Congress, "celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States." For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' National American Indian Heritage Month page.

General Resources for American Indian Heritage Month

Online Resources

National Museum of the American Indian

 Association on American Indian Affairs "the oldest non-profit serving Indian Country protecting sovereignty, preserving culture, educating  youth and building capacity."

American Indian Heritage Foundation  "The American Indian Heritage Foundation was established in 1973 to provide relief services to Indian people nationwide, to build bridges of understanding and friendship between Indian and non-Indian people."

National American Indian Heritage Month official site

National Archives' Native American Heritage Month site

Stories about Native Americans  Articles, videos, and podcasts from NPR

Books at the SJR State Library about American Indian Heritage 

These titles provide general information about the topic. For books by or about individuals, tribes, regions, specific events, or related subjects, search the Library catalog. Books may be checked out by community patrons as well as SJR State students faculty and staff. If a title is located at another campus, the book may be sent to another campus upon request. 

The Library's Annual Observances of American Indian Heritage Month

2019