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Tag It Tuesday! Native American Heritage Month

by on November 29, 2011


All this month, the National Archives joined with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the traditions of Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month.  The National Archives has hundreds of digitized records relating to Native Americans in our online catalog.  In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we hope you’ll help us tag these interesting records!

Our catalog includes digitized records from Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).  The BIA, in conjunction with tribal governments, Native American organizations,  other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other interested groups, was responsible for the development and implementation of economic, social, educational, and other programs for the benefit and advancement of Indian and Alaska native peoples.  Also included in our online holdings, are records from Record Group 435, Records of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB).  The IACB  serves as a clearinghouse for development of Native American (American Indian and Alaska Native) arts and crafts.

Interested in BIA records?  Start tagging here!

If arts and crafts are more your style, tag those images here!

Here are some images to help get you started:

Native Americans from Southeastern Idaho, ca. 1897 (NAID 519231)

Visitors to the Craftsmen's Fair at the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Cherokee North Carolina, watch Amanda Crowe, Well-Known Cherokee Wood Scultptor and Her Students Demonstrate Their Art (NAID 281632).

"The Modoc Chief," October issue, published by the Fort Bidwell Boarding School, California., 10/1928 (NAID 296114)

For more information about researching Native American records at the National Archives, please visit our informative web page.
For more information about Native American Heritage Month, please visit the collaborative web portal brought to you by the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, tbe National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Comments

Chris Gold August 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Is the Modec Chief about olden day boarding schools? I attended a boarding school at http://www.discoveryacademy.com/ and it was the best experience of my life! Thanks for sharing this blog.

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