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Native American Heritage Month: Welcome

This guide provides an introduction to Merced College Library resources, information, & media about Native Americans.

Native American Heritage

Native American art images

We observe Native American Heritage Month in November to recognize the achievements and contributions of Native Americans. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994.

At Merced College, we want to formally and with great respect acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Yokuts Nation. Merced College is built on the unceded ancestral lands of these indigenous tribes. Thank you for letting us honor them and give our thanks to their ancestors and descendants for their constant and careful stewardship of this land.

First Native American Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo joins first Native American Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland in a discussion with Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden

Who Gets to Decide Who is Native American? NPR- Podcast

500 Nations-Documentary

Native American Literature Small Selection

A few of the Books on this Topic Available for check-out from Merced College Library

Helpful Websites

Yokut Baskets

Image "Native American Basket Tulare or Yokuts (3)" by mharrsch is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Hoop Dancing