Native American Heritage Month


What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994.

For More Information.

Information courtesy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. creativemind37
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 22:03:44

    I have always in i ntetested in Native American Heritage and Culture. I enjoyed your article.


  2. Sandi
    Nov 05, 2014 @ 12:15:37

    Back in 2006, we briefly visited the National Museum of the American Indian in D.C. So much to see–wish we had had more time.


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