Native American Heritage month (NAHM) has come a long way from its standing roots in 1986 when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30 as the official “American Indian Week.” In this article, we will note several ways to celebrate and commemorate Native American Heritage month virtually and physically.
Without using the internet, write down the name of three Native Americans talked about in your history classes and how they helped shape history. Was that easy? Now, name at least two influential Native American women who helped shape history. A little bit harder? Probably. Read along to learn more about the importance of a few unsung women.