Native American Heritage Month

By Torri Kellough
Published on 3 November, 2023

In 1990 the U.S. Congress passed, and President George H. W. Bush signed into law a joint resolution designating November as Native American Heritage Month to recognize and affirm the origins, history, culture, and remarkable resilience of American Indians. To this end, CSN Libraries invites its users to engage with its print and electronic resources exploring the breadth of experiences of Native peoples some of which are noted below. In addition, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian contains online exhibitions, educational resources, and collections/research support.


Title: Native American Entrepreneurs

Authors: Ron P. Sheffield and J. Mark Munoz

Location: IG Library database

Details: A look at the economic prowess of Native American entrepreneurs.


Title: On a Knife Edge

Director: Jeremy Williams

Location: Kanapy database

Details: A film about George Dull Knife and his evolution as an activist leader of the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Title: #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

Authors: Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

Location: ProQuest Ebook Central database

Details:  Collection of poems, essays, and interviews highlighting the unique experiences of indigenous women.


Title: We Shall Remain – A History of Native Americans

Directors: Stanley Nelson, Ric Burns, Sarah Colt, Chris Eyre, and Dustinn Craig

Location: Kanapy database

Details: Expansive multi-media project that firmly establishes Native American history as American history.


Title: Native American Almanac: More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples

Authors: Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Arlene Hirschfelder, and Shannon Flynn

Location: ProQuest Ebook Central database

Details: Comprehensive reference work of Native American heritage, culture, and history.