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Highlighting the library's collections with reading lists on various topics of interest to the CSS community.

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Native American Heritage MonthNovember is Native American Heritage Month. During the month, we celebrate the rich cultures, traditions, and histories while acknowledging the significant contributions of Native people.  

The first effort to recognize the significant contributions that Native Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States occurred at the turn of the century. Unfortunately, there are no records of the request succeeding.

It wasn't until Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, persuaded the Boy Scouts to raise awareness and celebrate the Native people. This effort led to the first state, New York, to declare and celebrate "American Indian Day" in 1916.

President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution in November 1990, designating November as "National Indian Heritage Month." Since 1994, similar resolutions have been declared each year.

Join us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month! Learn more about Native American Heritage Month by checking out the displays in the Library!


Sources: Library of Congress, Native American Heritage Month; National Congress of American Indians, Native American Heritage Month

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