National American Indian Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of American Indians and Alaskan Natives, the first people of the United States. The 2020 U.S. Census counts 9.7 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. Of this population there are 574 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and 100 state-recognized tribes across the United States. Each tribe has their own unique native history, beliefs, governance structure, and culture.
Below is a sampling of LRC books in observance of National American Indian Heritage Month. These books are either available for check out from the LRC or can be accessed online as eBooks through our EBSCOhost eBook database subscription (login credentials are posted on Blackboard under Services or see LRC staff).
Some of the information on this page was borrowed from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute's (DEOMI) Special Observances human relations toolkit for National American Indian Heritage Month.