Thursday, November 12, 2009

November is Native American Heritage Month

In the early 1900s attempts to set aside a day of recognition for Native Americans eventually culminated into an entire month of honoring N.A. Ancestry. A joint resolution was approved by George H. W. Bush in 1990 designating November as “National American Indian Heritage Month." The name has varied some since 1994 and is now known as Native American Heritage Month. The theme for this year’s month is "Pride in Our Heritage. Honor to Our Ancestors."
Visit the N.A. Heritage Month official site

Please visit these links to learn more about Native Americans:
First Nations Peoples:

Native American Code Talkers:
Native American Lore:

Native American Technology and Art:
Learn some Cherokee!
Native Wiki is about worldwide indigenous cultures:
Index of N.A. Resources on the Internet:
Extensive list of links for N.A. Studies:

National Museum of the American Indian:

Smithsonian American Indian Encyclopedia entries which includes excellent recommended reading lists on Native American topics:

Native Americans & Alabama:
Native American Tribes of Alabama:
Poarch Creek Band of Indians:

Poarch Creek Thanksgiving Pow Wow:


Alabama tribes of the past:

Information about the Alabama Indian Tribe:
A short history of Alabama Tribes:
Current Tribes in Alabama:
Visit a Native American Park or Site: