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Native American Heritage Month

By News Team
Published on November 1, 2021

Black Foot, Standing Bear, Big Eagle, Black Foot, Standing Bear, Big Eagle, Sioux. Three members of the Sioux tribe pose in Indian Village, 1898
PHOTO: BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

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.

To find out more and see events happening throughout November in honor of this month, visit https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

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