During the month of November, we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month and recognize the contributions, culture, and history of groups indigenous to the United States.
On a local level, The City of Chicago recognized Zhigaagong, known today as Chicago, by resolution as always being "an indigenous landscape" on November 14, 2018. The resolution acknowledges that the City sits upon the homeland of the Council of the Three Fires, and that many of the names of our region were provided by these tribes. The contributions of Chicago's Indigenous community continues today, as there are over 75,000 Urban Indians living in the Chicago area.
This page provides a selection of resources available on this topic through CCC Libraries and the web. While considering articles and stubs to update, check out a few free and open exhibits and sources for National Native American Heritage Month:
View the Indian Experience Database for access to primary sources available through CCC Libraries.
Selected books from CCC Libraries