Learn more about American Indian Heritage with these videos & eBooks

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, and to help the Jefferson community celebrate, the University Libraries has organized a list of relevant resources. The materials below include fiction and nonfiction stories that share the rich and important history and voices of Native Americans.

As the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) website states, “the month (of November) 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.” We hope these resources can help in that goal.

American Indian Health and Nursing

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock

The Bird is Gone: A Manifesto

Bleed Into Me

Buffalo Cactus and Other New Stories from the Southwest

City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago

The Dance Boots

The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories

From the Hilltop


Mediating Indianness

Native American Voices

Native Storiers: Five Selections

New Stories form the Southwest

The Queerness of Native American Literature


Physical Books (Gutman)
There, There

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country

Physical Books (Scott)
My Heart is a Chainsaw

The Night Watchman

Stacks (Gutman)
The Arts of the North American Indian: Native Traditions in Evolution

New Architecture on Indigenous Lands

Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life along the North Pacific Coast

Native American Clothing: An Illustrated History