Native American Heritage Month traces its roots to 1915 and the activism of Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, New York. Today, we invite you to read books and view films that explore both the history and the contemporary experience of people of the First Nations.
Books on Native American History
Champagne, Duane, and Carole Goldberg. A Coalition of Lineages: The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. University of Arizona Press, 2021.
Willard, William et al. Rising From the Ashes : Survival, Sovereignty, and Native America. University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
Moore, Emily L. Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska’s New Deal Totem Parks, University of Washington Press, 2018.
Meadows, William C. The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II, University of Texas Press, 2003.
Metoxen, Loretta V. Laura Cornelius Kellogg: Our Democracy and the American Indian and Other Works. Edited by Kristina Ackley and Cristina Stanciu, Syracuse University Press, 2015.
Books & Films on the Contemporary Native American Experience
Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock. Bullfrog Films, 2017.
Estes, Nick, and Jaskiran Dhillon. Standing with Standing Rock : Voices From the #NoDAPL Movement. University Of Minnesota Press, 2019.
Däwes, Birgit et al. Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Indigenous Studies: Native North America in (Trans)Motion. Routledge, 2015.