"November is Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges."
See what the library has to offer. Visit our nonfiction shelves at 970.3, browse the recommended book list in our catalog or check out these recent books by and about Native Americans:
Whereas by Oglala Lakota poet Layli Long Soldier
Thunder in the Mountains, a history of the Nez Perce War of 1877
Good Friday on the Rez, a recent history of modern Native Americans
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, a cookbook featuring modern and authentic recipes
Red Cloud, a story of the Lakota for children
Did you know that the Arizona National Guard was founded in part by O’odham and Maricopa Indians working as scouts against the Apache Indians in the late 1860s? Learn more about the history of the Arizona National Guard during the Our Stories program Always Ready, Always There: Stories from the Arizona Army National Guard at Basha Library on November 18 at 10:30 a.m.