Every November, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated to honor Native Americans, who have greatly contributed to the character of the United States. This commemorative period, declared as a federal month of recognition by George H.W. Bush in 1990, aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life.
Here are some ways to observe!
Learn about Native Americans: Native American Heritage Month is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the history of native people and cultures. You can use this month to encourage your children or family to read new books or listen to stories about the country’s past and how Native Americans have helped shape the United States.
Search "Native Americans" on MUSD's free, digital library to explore multiple titles.
Visit museums: You can take your family to a museum or virtually visit it to show them artifacts and exhibits of Native American art, customs, and culture. The State Indian Museum, located in Sacramento, is an excellent resource for depicting early Native American life in the region and illustrating how Native culture was powerfully impacted and forever changed when settlers arrived. Visit their website for details and information.