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November is National Native American Heritage Month
Delaware County District Library joins The Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Institution and all Americans in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in November to recognize the achievements and contributions of Native Americans. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations have been issued each year since 1994.
Explore the following resources to learn more about Native Americans and their history in Ohio and North America!
In Delaware County and Central Ohio:
- Author Visit: Tommy Orange, author of There There
- DCDL Reading Recommendations for Native American Heritage Month (online)
- DCDL Recommended Fiction Titles for Native American Heritage Month (PDF download)
- DCDL Recommended Nonfiction Titles for Native American Heritage Month (PDF download)
- Meeker Homestead exhibit: American Indians in Delaware County
- Mounds and earthworks at Highbanks MetroPark
- Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO)
- Ohio’s Native American Heritage Sites
More digital resources:
- History of Survivance: Upper Midwest 19th-Century Native American Narratives from the Digital Public Library of America
- Native American Heritage Month resources on Hoopla
- Native American History in the National Archives
- Native American movies and actors on Kanopy
- Native American research guide on Ancestry.com Library Edition
- November 2022 Big Library Read: A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
- One State, Many Nations: Native Americans of Ohio from PBS
- Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Native American Heritage Month
- Transparent Language Online offers several Native American dialects you can learn, FREE
The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.