Celebrate Native American Heritage Month With Your Kids
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Kids & Family
- Published: 08 November 2021
Native American Heritage Month honors the indigenous people living in the United States before the arrival of the Europeans. In November, the United States honors and celebrates the customs and legacy of Native Americans.
Our education team has curated a list of resources from eMediaVA to help you and your family explore Native American art, history, and culture as told through historians, artists, students and scientists.
Explore the history of Native American Heritage Month.
Susan Mullins (Kwaronhia:wi), a Mohawk from the Kahnawake reserve in Canada demonstrates how to make a dreamcatcher, an item designed to catch bad dreams and let good dreams through.
Watch performances of Crown Dances and learn about the history of dance and its role in Apache culture.
Watch the telling of a Native American folktale. Storytelling is an integral part of the oral tradition for Native Americans. In this video segment from Jakers!, a California Indian tells the story of Shulayen, a girl with "stars" on her face.
Learn about the story of Sequoyah, a Cherokee man who developed an alphabet for the Cherokee language in 1821. His alphabet helped preserve the Cherokee language and Cherokee culture.
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