Skip to main content

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating the First Americans

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month Logo

Did you know....?

....that this nation's first literature originated in the verbal arts of the native peoples (called oral literatures) who migrated to this continent over 28,000 years ago? 

....that songs constitute the largest part of American Indian oral literatures?

...that at the time of first contact with Western Europeans, the native peoples were divided into more than 300 cultural groups and spoke 200 different languages

....that Susan La Flesche, an Omaha Indian from Nebraska, became the first female American Indian physician in 1889?

....that Native Americans have enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces at a higher rate than other ethnicities?

....that National American Indian Heritage Month was established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990?

Native American Resources on the Web