Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The celebration of Indigenous cultures began as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30, 1986 as "American Indian Week." Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the cultures, accomplishments, and contributions of Native American and Alaska Native communities.  Learn about Native American culture and Native American experiences by reading these books.

Learn more about Native Americans from PBS and the Native American Heritage month website brought to you by the Library of Congress, The Smithsonian, The National Gallery of Art, The National Parks Service, The National Archive, The United States Holocaust Museum and The National Endowment of the Arts

list updated October 2023

Black Sun

by Rebecca Roanhorse

Braiding Sweetgrass

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Cherokee America

by Margaret Verble

A Council of Dolls

by Susan Power

Crooked Hallelujah

by Kelli Jo Ford

Empire Of Wild

by Cherie Dimaline

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

by Anton Treuer

Heart Berries

by Terese Mailhot

In The Night Of Memory

by Linda Legarde Grover

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

by David Treuer

In Whose Ruins

by Alicia Puglionesi

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Night Of The Living Rez

by Morgan Talty

The Night Watchman Louise Erdrich

by Louise Erdrich

The Rediscovery of America

by Ned Blackhawk

Searching for Savanna

by Mona Gable

The Seed Keeper

by Diane Wilson

The Sentence

by Louise Erdrich

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

by Sean Sherman

When The Light Of The World Was Subdued

by Joy Harjo

Winter Counts

by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Woman Of Light

by Kali Fajardo-anstine