This Native American Heritage Month, the library hopes you try something from our Always Available Native American Heritage Sampler! This short list offers a peek at just a handful of our educational videos, downloadable eBooks, and online reference resources for all ages. With links to items about important historical figures and information about language, culture, and notable events, the library is always the best link to real information about people, places, and the issues and controversies that shape our world.
For more local history connections to Native American History Month, use our American Indian History portal from Infobase to read about the landmark Supreme Court case Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and the subsequent political, cultural, and humanitarian fallout. Drawing from such reference sources as The Smithsonian's Handbook of North American Indians, citing sources from top University scholarly sources, and providing a long list of primary resources, Infobase American Indian History is a great resource for learners at every level. Images and timelines can be embedded into presentations, and the biographies available of notable figures and current issues can provide a modern context for those learning about indigenous peoples. While tribes in Georgia like the Seminole and Cherokee are widely known, Native American Heritage Month is a great time to learn about people like The Savannah River Band of Uchee, the Timucua or other tribes of the Southeast cultural area. Georgia is also home to many descendants of American Indians and African Americans, a heritage that is sometimes overlooked in classrooms.
Don't forget that all Infobase resources offer curriculum tools for avoiding plagiarism, evaluating online resources, writing a research paper and more.