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Native American Heritage Month

birdIn 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared the month of November as "National American Indian Heritage Month", which has come to be commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month. By either name it is a time of "recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S." The Library's collection is a great place to look for materials about Native Americans and their place in our country's history.

500 nations: an illustrated history of North American Indians by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; based on a documentary filmscript by Jack Leustig, Roberta Grossman, Lee Miller, and William Morgan with contributions by John M.D. Pohl

The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas

Daily life of Native Americans from post-Columbian through nineteenth-century America by Alice Nash and Christoph Strobel

Great Indian leaders & nations [videodisc]

The earth shall weep: the history of Native Americans by James Wilson

The first Americans: photographs from the Library of Congress by text by William H. Goetzmann

Lewis and Clark through Indian eyes by edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; with Marc Jaffe

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee: an Indian history of the American West by Dee Brown

The historical atlas of Native Americans by Ian Barnes

Native American clothing: an illustrated history by Theodore Brasser

Timelines of Native American history: through the centuries with Mother Earth and Father Sky by Susan Hazen- Hammond

Facing East from Indian country: a Native history of early America by Daniel K. Richter

Forgotten allies: the Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar, James Kirby Martin

Arts & crafts of the Native American tribe by Michael Johnson & Bill Yenne

Tracks that speak: the legacy of Native American words in North American culture by Charles L. Cutler

First American art: the Charles and Valerie Diker collection of American Indian art by edited by Bruce Bernstein and Gerald McMaster ; essays by Bruce Bernstein ... [et al.]

A history of American Indian achievement. Disc 1 [videodisc] by produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing

We shall remain. Disc 1 [videodisc]: America through native eyes: After the Mayflower, Bonus features by an American Experience film

Native American songs and poems: an anthology by edited by Brian Swann

Spirit of the harvest: North American Indian cooking by Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Turtle Island alphabet: a lexicon of Native American symbols and culture by Gerald Hausman