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."

Richard Pearis | Let's Go!
Richard Pearis | Let's Go!

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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...
Catawba Pottery | South Carolina Public Radio
Catawba Pottery | South Carolina Public Radio

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"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...
Colonoware | South Carolina Public Radio
Colonoware | South Carolina Public Radio

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"C" is for Colonoware. On historic-period sites in South Carolina, archaeologists often find locally made, hand-built unglazed pottery that was fired in open hearths rather than kilns. Vessels and...
The House Bingo Built | 27:Fifty (1992)
The House Bingo Built | 27:Fifty (1992)

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Native Americans, such as the Seminoles, had to learn to live in a new world, after relocation. Some Native Americans turned to tourism to sell their arts and crafts. The Seminole tribe leaders sought...
Andrew Pickens, Part 2 - Early Family History
Andrew Pickens, Part 2 - Early Family History

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Dr. Rod Andrew, Jr. discusses the Pickens family’s early history, their Scots-Irish roots, and their transition from Northern Ireland to settling in the back country of colonial South Carolina. Dr...
Andrew Pickens, Part 5 - The Cherokee Campaigns
Andrew Pickens, Part 5 - The Cherokee Campaigns

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Attacks by the Cherokee still occurred in 1776, in backcountry S.C. It was during the Cherokee Campaigns where Andrew Pickens earned his reputation as an Indian fighter. The Catawba Indians allied...