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Native American Heritage Month

by Bethany Howard on 2022-11-07T08:00:00-05:00 in News | Comments

McKee Library is honored to celebrate Native American Heritage this November.  Join us in learning more about the history, literature, and research related to Native Americans this month.  

Research Guide

View the research guide below for a summary of library resources curated for Native American Heritage Month. 

Native Americans: History, Culture, & Tribes

Streaming Media

View the informational films about Native Americans that McKee Library provides for free through Kanopy.

Young Lakota: A Native American Leader Fights for Reproductive Rights

In this award-winning documentary, Cecilia Fire Thunder- the first female President of the Oglala Sioux tribe, defies a proposed South Dakota law criminalizing all abortions, with no exceptions for rape or incest, by threatening to build a women's clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. She ignites a political firestorm that sets off a chain reaction in the lives of three young Lakotas on the Pine Ridge Reservation, forcing each of them to make choices that define who they are and the kind of adults they will become.

Choctaw Code Talkers: Heroic Native American World War One Soldiers

In 1918, not yet citizens of the United States, Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked by the government to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon and establishing them as America's Original Code Talkers.

Native America: A Story of Survival

Begin by comparing the commonly held views of Native Americans to the realities of what was, and still is, a tapestry of rich and vibrant cultures. Professor Cobb explains the pitfalls that occur when history doesn't provide this crucial viewpoint, and will break down the fallacies that result from the common mistake of consigning Native Americans to the past.


Click through the titles below to explore books about or by Native Americans.  


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