America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. The history and heritage of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Island communities are part of all national parks today. Throughout the year, and especially during November during Native American Heritage Month, the National Park Service and our partners celebrate together the rich traditions, languages, and contributions of Indigenous people.
Join the conversation on social media by using #IndigenousHeritageMonth or #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.Explore the stories in honor of Native American Heritage Month, but also find resources to learn about Indigenous history and heritage in national parks year-round.
History and Heritage All Year
Discover stories and cultural heritage shared in national parks and communities across the country.
History and heritage of America's Indigenous peoples are in every county across the country. Explore some featured places.
Find distance learning opportunities, lesson plans, and other educational material about history and heritage for all age groups.
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As we celebrate Native American Heritage, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories it carries. The history played out on public lands, like Grand Canyon National Park, has been dramatic and difficult, but learning from our shared past, present, and future will bring this nation together.
What's "Your Park Story"?
Solace, reflection, inspiration, accomplishment, enjoyment, belonging, purpose...What powerful personal connection do you have with a place? Why is it so meaningful to you? Special places of history, nature, and enjoyment are preserved in national parks and communities across the country through our programs and partners.
Discover "park" stories from National Park Service staff and partners. Share your park story about a place connected to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Island communities history and heritage on social media using #MyParkStory.
Listen in while Ranger TJ Atsye gives an audio tour following the footsteps left behind by her Pueblo ancestors.
National Park Service employee Loren Yellow Bird shares history and heritage around Fort Union Trading Post NHS through his eyes.
Calendar of Events
Set the calendar to November to find in-person and virtual events about Indiengous peoples' history and heritage hosted by parks during Native American Heritage Month. Also check the calendar for programs throughout the entire year.
Last updated: November 1, 2023