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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Osceola | History of SC Slide Collection
Osceola | History of SC Slide Collection

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Osceola ( -1838), the celebrated Seminole Chief, died in captivity at Fort Moultrie on January 30th, 1838. Osceola's death marked the end of a long and determined resistance by his people to the...
Carolina Indians  | Palmetto Special
Carolina Indians | Palmetto Special

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The lesson consists of the host and three students visiting Keowee-Toxaway State Park in Pickens County. The story of the Cherokee is told there through drawings and artifacts in a series of display...
The Legend of Isaqueena | Palmetto Special
The Legend of Isaqueena | Palmetto Special

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The "Palmetto Special" leaves Columbia and travels to Spartanburg County. At the beginning of the program the Fall Line is defined, along with an introduction to the backcountry, the frontier of South...
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...