November is Native American Heritage Month, a month-long celebration of the rich traditions, history and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Anne Arundel County Public Library honors Native American Heritage Month this November by sharing books to read, providing resources to learn from and hosting events that celebrate the important contributions of Native Americans and their diverse heritage.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at your local library by attending fun, educational events!
- Explore the history of the Piscataway, a local tribe that called much of what is now Anne Arundel County home, and enjoy a performance by Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers.
- Play traditional Native American games.
- Uncover the origins of the Navajo Code Talkers and how the U.S. military used the unique languages of Native Americans to send secure voice communications in both World Wars. Presented by the National Cryptologic Museum.
- Create art inspired by Native American artists.
- Journey through time and solve puzzles based an the ancient civiliations of the Americas.
- Discover how Native Americans of Maryland made use of local natural resources through an interactive presentation investigating friction fire making methods, communication techniques and more.
- Learn about the Earth and her animal children with Dovie Thomason, Native storyteller.
Visit our Native American Heritage Month events calendar for a complete list of programs.
Enrich your knowledge of Native American history and cultures using the library’s digital resources!
- Find biographical information about historical Native American figures like Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph and Sacagawea using our Biography database.
- Explore Native Americans in the context of American history using our U.S. History databases.
- Learn about Native American rights, social issues and cultural differences using our Diversity Studies and Opposing Viewpoints databases.
- Stream films featuring Native American actors and culture using Kanopy.
- Discover the history of local Native and Indigenous peoples and learn how their heritage influences contemporary life in Maryland using Guide to Indigenous Maryland.
Choose your next read from our lists of books by Native American authors!
- Check out our booklists for children, teens and adults.
- Download books by Native American authors in eBook and eAudiobook formats to enjoy instantly using Overdrive/Libby and Cloud Library.
- Looking for more books written by Native Americans? Use NoveList’s “Advanced Search” feature to generate a list of books by Native American authors.
Published November 1, 2023