Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month!

Help the Tyler libraries celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by stopping by either campus locations to learn more about the original Americans across our vast and varied country.

Native American Heritage Month became official when President George H.W. Bush declared that November 1990 would be “National American Indian Heritage Month.”  Since 1990, the month has changed names, but has continued to be recognized in November ever since.  This recognition did not come easy.  Various leaders from different tribes began to appeal for national recognition in 1915 and were somewhat successful in most states by obtaining days of recognition for their native peoples.

If you would like to learn more about Native American Heritage Month, ongoing events and celebrations, and online resources provided by the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, visit: http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

You can also visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian online and in-person!  http://www.nmai.si.edu/

To do our part, the Tyler libraries would like to highlight some of the works by or about Native Americans to help our student body and readers learn more about the diverse indigenous culture of North America. You can find links to some of our collections below:

Midlothian Library:

Chester Library:


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