SIRS Discoverer Spotlight of the Month: National Native American Heritage Month
Each November, the United States celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month by honoring Native Americans and their diverse cultures, contributions and achievements. Many achievements and influences can be found in art, music, literature, agriculture, spirituality, and medicine. National American Indian Heritage Month has been a significant national celebration since 1990. This yearly commemoration honors Native Americans’ accomplishments and their role in the development of American culture and society, while recognizing the evolution of the Native American experience and emphasizing the importance of preserving Native traditions and heritage. Visit the November SIRS Discoverer Spotlight and join us in commemorating the cultures and recognizing the hardships of Native Americans. Young researchers can read about Crazy Horse as a child; discover the history of the Sioux tribe; explore the wonders of totem poles, and much more.
Other topics to research can include:
- Controversy over Native American sports mascots
- Navajo Code talkers
- Wounded Knee
- Battle of the Little Bighorn
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Tags: American Indians, First Americans, Grade Level : Elementary School, Grade Level : Middle School, History, K12, National American Indian History Month, Native American culture, Native American history, Native Americans, Spotlight of the Month
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