National American Indian Heritage Month

A dancer at a Laramie, Wyoming, powwow

The first “American Indian Day” was celebrated in May 1916 in New York, but it was not until 1990 that a month-long recognition of Native American heritage was instituted. That year, President George H. W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution to designate November as National American Indian Heritage Month to celebrate the history, art, and traditions of the First Americans. The extent of resources available online has expanded exponentially over the years. Listed below are Web sites containing educational resources to enrich your discovery of Native American heritage.

Image credit: AP Photo/ Laramie Boomerang, Ben Wolosszyn

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  1. says:

    i am 50%indian and i awlays celabrate this month for my haratie, i also particapate in pow wows at a indian club.

  2. says:

    i think that this is very goog for us indians to be reconized for our culture and i can relate to this alot

  3. Billy the exterminator says:


  4. bob johson says:

    i am inndian so whoever messes with my family i will find u u got it peace 🙂 🙁

    • Love Yah! says:

      @Bob Johnson, SHUT UP! Just becaus eyour Indian doesnt mean you gotta get all defensive. You need to go somewere… PEACE

      • nina says:

        @Love Yah! R u seriously yelling at that because that’s his opinion and he’s entitled to it!!!!! Yea it might bestupid but still……..

    • rose says:

      im indian to my great grandmo is indian but he got a point

  5. shayla says:

    i love being indian.

  6. shayla says:

    im 100 YEARS OID

  7. Em says:

    This is a good thing 🙂

  8. Mya says:

    What 2 all my Cheeroke brothers and sisters

  9. Kaitlin says:

    I am cheeroke!!

  10. milan says:

    lol shayla is lame lol this from milan