Native American Heritage

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

November

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."

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Cherokee Alphabet | History of SC Slide Collection
Cherokee Alphabet | History of SC Slide Collection

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The title page and first page of hymns, "Cherokee Hymnbook," printed in Philadelphia, for the American Baptists Publication Society around 1820. The Cherokee were a highly organized society, and early...
Union, Part 3 - Nancy Basket | Palmetto Places
Union, Part 3 - Nancy Basket | Palmetto Places

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Nancy Basket, a Cherokee basket maker, discusses her family tradition of hand-making baskets. This tradition goes back generations, dating back to the days when the Cherokee territory extended into...
The Waccamaw Indian People | Between the Waters
The Waccamaw Indian People | Between the Waters

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The Native American presence at Hobcaw Barony is apparent in the property’s very name, said to be a Native American word meaning “between the waters.” Physical evidence is readily seen in the shell...
General Thomas Sumter | Brattonsville
General Thomas Sumter | Brattonsville

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General Thomas Sumter was an American Revolutionary War militia leader and later a U.S. Congressman. After the crushing defeat at Waxhaws, General Sumter gathered militia troops in South Carolina...
Legend of Isaqueena | Palmetto Heritage
Legend of Isaqueena | Palmetto Heritage

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The Legend of Isaqueena blends fact with fantasy. An Indian trade based out of Ninety Six in the early 1750's grew to become the largest business operating outside of Charleston. Alan assisted with...
Cherokees | Palmetto Heritage
Cherokees | Palmetto Heritage

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The story of the Cherokees is told through scenes from "lJnto These Hills" the outdoor drama in Cherokee, North Carolina that depicts the story of the Cherokees. The video centers around an Indian...