Submitted by BCLS Guest (not verified) on

November marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. What started as a day of recognition in 1916 turned into a month long observation in 1990. Throughout the month the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of American Indian and Alaska Natives are honored.

To learn more visit one of the following sites:

Library of Congress Native American Heritage Month

US Department of Interior: Indian Affairs

American Indian College Fund: Native American Heritage Month

Teachers, visit Scholastic’s American Indian Heritage Month page to learn how to incorporate the observation into your classroom.