November is National Native American Heritage Month. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate and honor the incredible contributions Native Americans have made to the establishment and growth of the United States. Storytelling has always been an important tradition in Native American culture. As the first Americans explored their land, storytelling became an important tool. It was used to pass down traditions and information such as local customs, how to live off the land and how to survive in the natural environment in which they lived. Now, these stories are available in all facets of media: books, poetry, music, film and television. Here are 10 books to check out today written by Native American authors.
If you would like to immerse yourself deeper in Native American culture and history, the Field Museum just announced their new Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories exhibit opening up in May 2022.