Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Native American Heritage Month

At this close to halfway point on the month I thought it might be time to highlight some of the government resources available for Native American Heritage Month.

First, check out the Library of Congress's web site. Here you can find links to collections, images, and Audio/Video. You can also read profiles, such as this one of Sacajawea one of my favorite individuals in the story of exploration of the American West. I ask how many of you could give birth, then carrying your baby hike from St. Louis Missouri to the Pacific Ocean and back? Check out the national park on the WA/OR border.

Second, check out the Smithsonian's American Indian History and Culture web site. This site is a treasure trove of resources from genealogical information to spirituality.

Want current information or statistics? Check out the Census Bureau's Facts for Features page, which contains such gems of information as the American Indians and Alaskan Natives make up the largest minority group in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Still need more? Check out the library's Native American Treaties and Information guide.

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