November was first declared “National American Indian Heritage Month” on August 3, 1990, by President of the United States George H. W. Bush. The name has undergone some changes but has been known as “Native American Heritage Month” since 1994. This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the U.S. to share their traditions, music, crafts, dance, and culture. During this month, Federal Agencies are also encouraged to provide educational programs for their employees regarding Native American history, rights, culture, and contemporary issues, to better assist them in their jobs and for overall awareness.
CMU Libraries is honored to continue celebrating Native American Heritage Month along with Central Michigan University and our greater community the best way we know how – through knowledge. With the help of our expert historical librarians, Rob Faleer and John Fierst, we have developed a special edition virtual bookshelf for you to browse. If you prefer print, you can find a special book display near the checkout desk. If you are interested in deep research, the Indigenous People of North America database may be the right resource for you.
See more Native American Heritage Month in the CMU Libraries’ collection. Link: https://www.cmich.edu/library/Pages/Native-American-Heritage-Month.aspx