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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month 2018


Native American Heritage Month - November 

On August 3, 1990, President of the United States George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as Native American Heritage Month. This commemorative month 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. This gives Native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area.

Databases on This Topic in the CMU Libraries' Collection:

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Indigenous People of North America 

A comprehensive collection on the experience of the indigenous peoples of North America.




Browse Book Titles Included in the CMU Libraries' Collection:




Selected Titles from the CMU Libraries' Collection: 

All our relations : native struggles for land and life
American Indian politics and the American political system
American Indians and the fight for equal voting rights
Ancient complexities : new perspectives in Precolumbian North America
Apple in the middle
Beyond Germs  : Native Depopulation in North America
Beyond the Indian Act : restoring aboriginal property rights
Beyond two worlds : critical conversations on language and power in native North America
Bowwow Powwow
Buffalo Bird Girl
By law or in justice : the Indian Specific Claims Commission and the struggle for indigenous justice
Chippewa Customs
Clothed-in-Fur and Other Tales
Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans
Dangerous Spirits: The Windigo in Myth and History
Deadly aim : the Civil War story of Michigan's Anishinaabe sharpshooters
Documents of Native American political development
Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices
Encyclopedia of United States Indian policy and law  
Fry Bread
Give me some truth : a novel with paintings
Hearts unbroken
History of American Indians : exploring diverse roots
History of the Ojibway People
Indian Voices : Listening to Native Americans
Indians in the United States and Canada : a comparative history
Indians Playing Indian : Multiculturalism and Contemporary Indigenous Art in North America
Indigenous Pop : Native American Music from Jazz to Hip Hop
Mama, do you love me?
My heart fills with happiness
Native American Almanac : more than 50,000 years of the cultures and histories of indigenous peoples
Native American music in eastern North America : experiencing music, expressing culture
Native American voices : a reader
Native Americans today : a biographical dictionary
Native Diasporas : Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas
#NotYourPrincess : voices of Native American women
North America before the European invasions
Pathways to indigenous nation sovereignty : a chronicle of Federal Policy Developments
Pen and ink witchcraft : treaties and treaty making in American Indian history
Performing Indigeneity : Global Histories and Contemporary Experiences
Plundered skulls and stolen spirits : inside the fight to reclaim native America's culture
Prehistoric games of North American Indians : Subarctic to Mesoamerica
Red Bird sings : the story of Zitkala-̈Sa, Native American author, musician, and activist
Reproductive Justice : The Politics of Health Care for Native American Women
Resource exploitation in Native North America : a plague upon the peoples
Savages and scoundrels : the untold story of America's road to empire through Indian Territory
Smoke Signals : Native Cinema Rising
The girl who loved wild horses
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
The Inconvenient Indian : A Curious Account of Native People in North America
The legend of the bluebonnet : an old tale of Texas
The woman who married a bear
Treaties with American Indians : an encyclopedia of rights, conflicts, and sovereignty
Turtle Island : the story of North America's First People
Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team
Urban tribes : Native Americans in the city
Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West
We Are at Home: Pictures of the Ojibwe People