November is Native American Heritage Month…
~ The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
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.~
Your kids/grandkids will gain immeasurable knowledge, information, discovery and understanding by visiting the NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH website with you.
Be sure to check out the 2013 Calendar of Event Highlights to explore, learn and join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans – each day for the rest of November.