Since 1990, the U.S. government has designated November as Native American Heritage Month. This has allowed federal, state, and local government agencies as well as other cultural institutions throughout our nation to educate and share in the rich historical and cultural traditions of peoples native to our land.
Here at the UTC Library, we would like to pass along to our patrons many of the resources we have available that showcase the cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of Native people.
UTC Library subscribes to American Indian Quarterly via Project MUSE
AIQ is an interdisciplinary journal that covers Native American anthropology, art, history, literature, and religion.
Recent articles include “Acting Out Assimilation: Playing Indian and Becoming American in the Federal Indian Boarding Schools,” which looks at the role of public performances in assimilating Native Americans into United States culture in late 19th century.
In addition, the article “‘Between Two Fires’: Elusive Justice on the Cherokee-Tennessee Frontier, 1796-1814” looks at the tension between native chiefs and frontier settlers in our own backyard.
UTC Library also has resources regarding contemporary Native American issues.
The journal Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education available from Taylor & Francis often explores issues facing Native American students and the initiatives taken in support of these students in the field of education.
Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education
The article “Incorporating the Culture of American Indian/Alaska Native Students into the Classroom” discusses ways of infusing the cultures of American Indian and Native Alaskan people into a curriculum.
For those interested in health issues concerning Native Americans, the book Native American Communities on Health and Disability creates a dialogue between modern Western and Indigenous concepts of disability and wellness.
We hope that you find these resources for Native American Heritage Month enlightening and engaging!