November is National American Indian Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
Read More »

2018 Event Highlights

Seminar & Live Webcast

November 1

Transforming Teaching and Learning about American Indians
Learn more about the NMAI's national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360°. The museum and its partners among Native nations and in the education community are producing a wealth of information and materials to demonstrate that American history cannot be understood without understanding American Indian events.
Watch the live webcast

(Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian)

Family Day

November 3

Native American Stories Family Day
Try your hand at deciphering Navajo code, creating a storyboard for a movie on athlete Jim Thorpe, or delving into treaties between the United States and Indian nations.

(National Archives)

Performance

November 17-18

Hopi Tribal Festival
During this all-day, two-day festival, the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona share artist demonstrations, performances of music and dance, and a presentation of the history of the Hopi Code Talkers. The Hopi Youth Color Guard will present and retire the U.S., Arizona, and Hopi flags at the beginning and end of each day.

(National Museum of the American Indian)

Kids & Families

November 23

Family Fun Friday
Come to a family celebration of Native American Heritage Day. The museum will showcase Native culture through hands-on activities, make-and-takes, and music and interactive dance presentations.

(Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian)

Performance

November 23

Celebrate! with Wampanoag National Singers and Dancers
The Celebrate! series highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts. This program is tied directly to President and Mrs. Kennedy's concern for and support of the arts and culture in a democratic society. Held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, MA.

(National Archives)

Brought to you by:

National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities