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Note: This guide was originally published on the Law Library's Commemorative Observances page in 2008.
Created: August 9, 2020
Last Updated: October 14, 2022
National American Indian Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States.
The Law Library of Congress has prepared material with commentary and recommended resources for selected national observances and commemorative months. This guide provides a brief history of the laws and presidential proclamations which established National American Indian Heritage Week and then National American Indian Heritage Month.