How to Observe Native American Heritage Month Year Round

| By Gale Staff | Each November, Native American Heritage Month celebrates the rich histories and diverse cultures of Indigenous people and communities. This year, consider how you and your students can honor and celebrate the traditions and contributions of Native Americans and Native Alaskans in a meaningful, long-lasting way. There are many ways that you … Read more

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating Fascinating Figures

|By Carol Brennan| November is Native American Heritage Month. Join us in honoring and celebrating the culture, traditions, history, and contributions of Native Americans. Gale In Context: Biography is a comprehensive resource for students and teachers seeking out historical figures, from Samoset (c. 1590–c. 1653), a member of the Eastern Abenaki of Maine who was … Read more

Native American Heritage Month

| By Scot Peacock, Content Strategist| Native American literature originates from oral traditions dating back to the pre-Columbian era. During the colonization of North America, Native American songs, poetry, and stories were written down using European languages, often by Europeans who were at risk of mistranslating a work or misinterpreting its meaning. But by the … Read more

Meet Influential Native Americans with Biography In Context

| By Laura Avery | What’s the first thing you usually think of when November rolls around? Probably turkey dinner with all the trimmings, along with getting a jump on holiday shopping. However, November is also Native American Heritage Month, dedicated to recognize the contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of … Read more

Gale Resources for National Native American Heritage Month

| By Sydney Fairman | November is National Native American Heritage Month, which was originally authorized and requested by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and has since been issued as an annual proclamation by all subsequent presidents. These proclamations urge Americans to celebrate and recognize the many contributions, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Native Americans … Read more