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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month (November) with resources and items from the Library of Congress collections.

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Marcella Ryan Le Beau War: World War, 1939 - 1945 Branch: Army Nurse Corps Unit: General Hospital Service Location: United States; England and Wales, United Kingdom; Native American Heritage Month, Native American Women, American Indians, American History, Veterans Memorial, Military Veterans, Inuit People, Lisa Taylor, Digital Storytelling

American Indian and Alaskan Native Veterans Served Proudly Too | Folklife Today

American Indian and Alaskan Native Veterans Served Proudly Too. A blog post at "Folklife Today" on 2014-11-24.

Morgan Lovejoy performs a traditional Hethu'shka Society dance at the Library of Congress. Photograph by John Gibbs, August [AFC Native American Heritage Month, Indian Heritage, American Spirit, Pow Wow, Yesterday And Today, Library Of Congress, First Nations, People Around The World, Historical Photos

Omaha Hethu’shka Society Songs and Dances | Folklife Today

Historically, the Omaha Indian Hethu’shka Society were a group of highly respected men, voted into the group by unanimous consent of the society, who aimed to set a strong example for their people of the best attributes of a warrior. Although traditionally deeds in combat were the central test for inclusion in the society, such […]

In celebration of Native American History Month, we have just added 428 Native American documents containing constitutions, charters, and acts from the years 1830 to Native American Heritage Month, Native American History, Native American Indians, Sandra Day O'connor, Indian Constitution, Indian Tribes, Library Of Congress, Literature, Cherokee

American Indian Constitutions | In Custodia Legis

In celebration of Native American History Month, we have just added 428 Native American documents containing constitutions, charters, and acts from the years 1830 to 1960.

Maybe this is where my great uncles got their name Peter/Pitchlynn P. Pitchlynn, Speaker of the National Council of the Choctaw Nation and Choctaw delegate to the government of the United States Archival Fine Art Paper Print Choctaw Indian, Indian Tribes, Native American Heritage Month, My Heritage, Indian Heritage, Choctaw Nation, National Honor Society, Primary Sources, Library Of Congress

Native American Legal Struggles in Primary Sources

One of the most powerful effects of primary sources is their ability to complicate common understandings of history. As the raw materials of history, original documents are able to bring to light little-known details or neglected episodes that add complexity to oversimplified accounts.

Statue of the Cherokee leader Sequoyah, Cherokee, North Carolina Native American Heritage Month, Native American History, Giant Sequoia Trees, Cherokee Nation, Historical Artifacts, Recent Events, Library Of Congress, Nativity, Archive Library

Celebrating Native American Heritage: Whispering Giants

November is Native American Heritage Month and a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. When looking through the Library’s collections to find blog post ideas, I came across this picture of a carved statue of Cherokee leader Sequoyah taken by photographer Carol […]

Navajo woman weaving on horizontal loom in camp at Keam's Canyon, Arizona. A child, Nedespa, cards wool, another woman spins wool (left) and another women weaves at a belt frame (right) - 1892 or 1893 - James Mooney Photographer Native American Heritage Month, Native American History, Native American Indians, Navajo Women, Trail Of Tears, Native Art, Native Indian, Historical Images, First Nations

Navajo Indians, blanket and belt weavers

1 photographic print. | Navajo woman weaving on horizontal loom in camp at Keam's Canyon, Arizona as a child, Nedespa, cards wool, another woman spins wool (left) and another women weaves at a belt frame (right).

The delegation of Sioux chiefs to ratify the sale of lands in South Dakota to the U. government, December, 1889 / photographed and copyrighted by C. Bell, Washington, D. Native American Heritage Month, Native American Beauty, Native American Photos, Native American History, Native American Indians, Native Americans, Pretty Pictures, Pretty Pics, Native Indian

The delegation of Sioux chiefs to ratify the sale of lands in South Dakota to the U.S. government, December, 1889

1 photographic print : albumen. | Photo shows twenty-one Natives posed standing and sitting for a group portrait, facing front, wearing western clothing; each is numbered according to corresponding printed below image.

Native American Sioux Indian Chiefs on horseback. Photograph by Edward Curtis in Native American Photos, Native American Tribes, Native American History, American Indians, American Life, American Women, American Religion, American Quotes, Edward Curtis

Edward S. Curtis and The North American Indian

Photographs offer a snapshot of a particular time and place, telling a careful viewer as much about the photographer as about the subjects of the pictures. That’s often particularly true when the photographer isn’t a member of the group being photographed. One example from the Library of Congress’s collections is Edward S. Curtis, who dedicated most of his career to photographing Native American cultures and traditions to publish in a multi-volume book titled The North American Indian.

*NABU (in Biblical Hebrew Nebo נבו) is the Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom and writing, *TAHMURATH is the Shah of Persia. // Decorated bronze doors by sculptor Lee Lawrie, The John Adams Building of the Library of Congress in Washington. John Adams, Monuments, Native American Heritage Month, Modern Gothic, Biblical Hebrew, Door Detail, Bronze, Library Of Congress, Religious Art

[Exterior view. Door detail, east entrance. Ogma and Sequoyah, sculpted bronze figures by Lee Lawrie. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.]

1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color.

Cherokee Nation of OK launches new history web site www. - Cherokee Nation of OK launches new history web site www. Native American Heritage Month, Native American Cherokee, Native American History, My Heritage, Native American Indians, Native Americans, Cheyenne Indians, Indian Heritage, Cherokee History

Sequoyah: A Man of Letters | Picture This

The gentleman with the long pipe and the colorful garments (right) points to a document. What is it? Take a closer look (below). It does not appear to be a letter or excerpt from a text. Some letters are recognizable as part of the Roman alphabet: I can see an A, an H, a J, […]

This essay is from the introduction to songs and dances from Many Nations: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Indian and Alaska Native Peoples of the United States, p. Native American Heritage Month, Native American History, American Indians, Powwow Regalia, August 12, Pow Wow, Library Of Congress, Nativity, Singing

American Indian and Native Alaskan Song

This essay is from the introduction to songs and dances from Many Nations: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Indian and Alaska Native Peoples of the United States, p. 266. See the full citation under Resources below.