Native American Heritage Month
November

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated annually to recognize the achievements, and contributions of indigenous peoples in America. The month long Native American Heritage month takes place in November but also overlaps with the Indigenous Peoples Day which is a state holiday that many people observe instead of Columbus Day. Columbus Day is still a federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday of each October.

Background Information

Native American Heritage Day – National Day
https://nationaltoday.com/native-american-heritage-day/

 

Happy National Native American Heritage Month!
https://www.doi.gov/video/happy-national-native-american-heritage-month

Native American Heritage Day – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_Heritage_Day

National Native American Heritage Month
https://www.bia.gov/as-ia/opa/national-native-american-heritage-month

Resources
National Native American Heritage Month
CCSS Spotlight of Resources for November

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H2-11vL27Ge9OnLcGFbbiXSQHPEtUwWC/view

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating Individuals and Exploring History

https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2021/10/native-american-heritage-month-celebrating-individuals-and-exploring-history/

Native American Boarding Schools: An Updated Primary Source Set
https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2020/11/native-american-boarding-schools-an-updated-primary-source-set/

 

Lessons

Teaching Civic Ideals Using Primary Sources: Cherokee Removal and Federalism https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2019/10/teaching-civic-ideals-using-primary-sources-cherokee-removal-and-federalism/

The Cherokee Nation and the Civil War

https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2022/11/the-cherokee-nation-and-the-civil-war/