November is National Native American Heritage Month! This month recognizes, celebrates, and honors the significant role and contributions Native Americans have made to the history, culture, and growth of the United States.
Efforts to establish an American Indian Day began in 1915 and the first American Indian Day was declared in 1916 in New York. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated November as National American Indian Heritage Month, and subsequent Presidents issued similar proclamations under variants of that name including Native American Heritage Month and National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.