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Display for Native American Heritage Month

Learn about indigenous North American art and music through the Library’s book and CD displays honoring Native American Heritage month. Items on both displays are available for check-out.

This November, the Library celebrates Native American Heritage Month! On the first floor display cabinet, we feature various Library monographs on indigenous North American arts: dress, mask-making, skin painting, sculpture, basket-making, pottery, jewelry, and more. There’s a wealth of scholarly writings, research, and images, perfect for an introduction to the rich history and deep cultural influences of indigenous arts in the United States.

In the Music Collection room, you’ll find CDs of Native American musical arts: songs and dances of Eastern Indians, pow wow songs of the Plains, Navajo songs, and Turtle dance songs of the Pueblo. Sample our collection of “Library of Congress Archives of Folk Song” field recordings of Native American cultures. These historical LPs represent North American geographic regions and indigenous cultural practices and come with informative liner notes and accompanying guides.

The displays will run through the end of November.  All items on both displays are available for checkout.