November is Native American Heritage Month.
This month, PBS Books is celebrating the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. While the history of this tribute can be traced back to the work of Blackfoot Indian Red Fox James in 1914 and Seneca Indian Dr. Arthur C. Parker in 1915, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month,” and similar presidential proclamations have been made since then.
In 2021, PBS Books launched a partnership with the American Indian Library Association, which was established in 1979 to improving library and information services for American Indians. Through this collaboration, PBS Books has interviewed numerous talented Indigenous authors including Louise Erdrich, Angeline Boulley, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Dawn Quigley, Kellie Jo Ford, Toni Jensen, and more.