Native American Heritage

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated from November 1 through November 30 each year.


Native American Heritage Month is celebrated from November 1 through November 30 each year. What began as a day of honoring the first Americans became a full month in 1990 when President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as "National American Indian Heritage Month. Other variations of the month-long celebration include "Native American Heritage Month" and "National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month."

Within this Collection

The Ring People
Episode 3


The center of these shell rings, called plazas, hold important clues to how these rings were used.
About the Catawba Nation | Let's Go!


The Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized reservation in the state of South Carolina. The Catawba people have lived in the Piedmont region for over six thousand years, and today...
The Catawba Cultural Center | Let's Go!


At the Catawba Cultural Center visitors can learn about many important aspects of the traditions of the Catawba people. The museum includes various displays on the tribe's important chiefs, the unique...
3D VR - Catawba Cultural Center | Let's Go!
3D VR - Catawba Cultural Center | Let's Go!


The mission of the Catawba Cultural Center is to preserve, protect, promote and maintain the rich cultural heritage of the Catawba Indian Nation through efforts in archives, archeology, tribal...
Richard Pearis | Let's Go!


When Richard Pearis established a home in the Greenville area around 1770, it was all Native American hunting ground and there were very few European settlers. He is considered the first resident of...
French and Indian War, Part 1 | History In A Nutshell
Episode 1


Although the French and Indian War began officially in 1756, rising tension and engagements between British and French colonists happened years prior. With the English, French, and Native Americans...
Catawba Pottery | South Carolina Public Radio


"C" is for Catawba Pottery. Among the Catawba Indians in present-day York County, an unbroken chain of pottery production has helped preserve a cultural identity that was nearly lost after European...