American Indian Heritage Month

November 2014

National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated every November honoring the original peoples of America and their contributions to the past, present, and future. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved the joint resolution extending the week-long recognition begun in 1986 to a month. Prior to that, the Boy Scouts of America honored “First Americans Day” in May in the early 1900s. President Coolidge issued a proclamation on September 28, 1915 which declared the second Saturday of each May as American Indian Day.

To celebrate, enjoy this selected list of recent books and videos plus websites about American Indian history, including the Indians of Virginia. All books and DVDs are available in the Norfolk Public Library catalog and the databases and websites may be viewed online at any of the public computer stations located in the library or from home. For more selections, see prior years’ booklists on the Library's Bibliographies webpage.

American Indian Pastimes

American Indian Heritage Month Event

If you were a Powhatan child living in Virginia 400 years ago, what would you do for fun? Find out as we learn and play different games and pastimes from across America! Refreshments served! (School Age)

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