In 1990, November was officially designated as Native American Heritage Month. During this time we celebrate the rich cultural history of our nation’s first inhabitants. In the Southeast, major groups consisted of the Chocktaw, Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminoles. These groups were expert hunters and farmers and many of our major landmarks (such as the Chattahoochee River) take their names from the languages of indigenous peoples.

GCPL has a wealth of resources to help your children learn more about the tribes and communities that are indigenous to the United States. Take a look through our streaming video content and digital resources such as ABC-CLIO, Britannica, and the New Georgia Encyclopedia for easy-to-access material for projects and reports. And don’t forget to check our catalog for books and DVDs that share tales, legends, traditions, and history! It’s never too early to learn, and we’ve got you covered!

Here are some titles to get you started:

Raven: A Trickster Tale From the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott

Native American History for Kids: With 21 Activities by Karen Bush Gibson

Super Simple Native American Art: Fun and Easy Art From Around the World by Alex Kuskowski

A Native American Thought of It : Amazing Inventions and Innovations by Rocky Landon

The Cherokee People by Sarah Machajewski

Native American Heritage (DVD)

The Life and Times of the First Americans by Marissa Kirkman

Reading Rainbow: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush (DVD)

Native American Heroines (Book on CD)