Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Books, artifacts, online resources & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, videos, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Native American heritage all year.

This commemorative month was officially designated by the U.S. Congress in 1990. More: nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov »

Oak Park Public Library acknowledges that Oak Park is situated on the ancestral land of the Bodewamiadkiwen (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Oceti Sakowin, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Peoria. We honor them and thank them for their stewardship of this land. Source: native-land.ca

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Native American artifacts on display at Dole Branch

See display at Dole Branch

At Dole Branch, Multicultural Learning Coordinator Juanta Griffin and Library Specialist Claire Ong have curated a display of artifacts from the Multicultural Collection (pictured above). Find the artifacts and information cards in the two display cases at the library's entrance.

Check out Native American artifacts

Available for checkout in our Multicultural Collection: Native American artifacts, including traditional clothing »

Watch a Multicultural Learning video

In this Multicultural Collection video, Miss Juanta has a land acknowledgment to share, and her friend Patsy Lucius has wonderful stories and facts to share about her culture, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe of present-day Utah and Colorado.

Visit the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Use your Oak Park Public Library card to request a Museum Adventure Pass to the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston. A pass admits two people for free for regular museum admission.

Request a pass »

Discover online resources

Use your Oak Park library card and PIN to access:

  • American Indian History (for adults and teens): Get fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.
  • PebbleGo Next (for grades 3-5): Explore American Indian history with informational articles featuring engaging multimedia, interactive lessons and games, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.

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