Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Learn more about Native American history and culture, and find teaching resources, through the links we’ve rounded up below.

Websites

Music

  • Smithsonian Folkways
    Learn about American Indians through music at the From the Andes to the Arctic feature Smithsonian Folk Ways Native American musicon the Smithsonian Folkways site, the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution. Find archival recordings as well as recent artists’ work. Currently the site features over 80 albums with American Indian music.For teachers interested in using American Indian music in the classroom, Smithsonian Folkways offers this PDF of teaching resources, which pairs Hopi Tales with activities, readings, and quizzes.

Books

  • Native Authors
    The blog of publisher ABC-Clio recently ran a post on Native American Heritage Month that included a list of Native Authors, and specific books by native authors, to check out. A few examples from the list are Awesiinyensag, a children’s book written in the Anishinaabemowin language; The Turquoise Ledge by Leslie Marmon Silko; and Blue Horses Rush In, a book of poetry byLuci Tapahonso. See also this blog post from last year, which concludes with a “Ten to Watch” list of indigenous writers.

Teaching

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