Native American Heritage Month

This November, check out suggested books, resources, and more celebrating Native American cultures and heritages.

Thursday, November 16, 4-5pm

United States Poet Laureate and winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Leadership Award, Joy Harjo, joins us for an online chat about her most recent memoir, Catching the Light and to discuss her rewarding lifetime as a writer and poet.

Fiction for Adults

Books by Native American Authors

From memoirs to horror novels, dive into one of these books written by Indigenous authors.

Suggested Books for Children & Teens

Native American Heritage Month

Fiction & Nonfiction stories, legends, and more of Native America for children of all ages. Includes picture books and chapter books.

Traditional Folktales & Stories from Native America

These folktales for children embody the culture of the Native peoples in America.

November is Native American Heritage Month

Fiction and nonfiction books for young adults that explore Native cultures and traditions.

Folktales of the American Indians blog

Folktales of the American Indians

Dive into legends and stories from Native American tribes across North America.

Online Resources

Native American Heritage Month at the Smithsonian

Events, resources, podcast episodes, and more.

Native American Heritage Month Official Government Website

Event and exhibit highlights from The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, and more.

National Archives Resources

Native American History from the National Archives.

National Museum of the American Indian

The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.

National Park Service Resources

Explore the stories and resources in honor of Native American Heritage Month in National Parks.

Virginia’s NAHM weppage

Includes current statistics on Native American tribes in Virginia.

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