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National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month.

The Library celebrates National Native American Heritage Month with two displays representing cultural diversity and longstanding traditions, especially in the arts, among indigenous peoples of the United States.

The 1st floor display includes scholarly efforts which epitomize historical and ethnographic approaches and cultural theory and practices. Topics range from the Wounded Knee Massacre to the American Indian urban experience, from recovering the feminine in American Indian traditions to staging and imagining the indigenous presence.

The 2nd floor display showcases works by individual Native American artists, such as John Hoover and Allan House, as well as exhibition catalogues and survey studies covering tribal arts practices, including painting, pottery, rugs, masks, beads and jewelry.