Commemorating Native American Heritage Month
November commemorates Native American Heritage Month; enjoy this article that presents Land Acknowledgements, Online Resources and Museum Exhibits, Poetry by Native American writers, and Native American/Indigenous owned businesses to support.
Much of what we call "The Central Valley" is built upon the land of the Yokuts people. Many of the Yokuts used to live near and utilize Tulare Lake, but the lake was largely reduced in size during the 19th century for colonizers'/settlers' agricultural practices.
Thousands of Native Americans in California, including the Yokuts, were massacred or enslaved during the California genocide that took place between 1846-1873.
Today, there are about 2,000 Yokuts enrolled members.
Site: Native Land - Map of Native Land in the USA and Around the World
Video: ABC 30 Report - Yokut Indians of the Central California Valley
Website: Tachi Yokut Tribe Official Site
Page: Tulare Lake Wiki
Page: Yokuts People Wiki
Online Resources, Exhibits, Videos of Interest
Native American Heritage Month Governmental Website featuring exhibits and collections
Free PBS Documentaries highlighting Native American narratives
"Ending the 'Harmful" Era of Indian Mascots" by the National Congress of American Indians featuring articles and resources
"Revealing the history of genocide against California's Native Americans" by UCLA
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education featuring scholarly news and articles
Exhibit "When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California" by the Autry Museum of the American West
Artbound: The Art of Basketweaving by PBS
An Indigenous-perspective opera: Artbound: Sweet Land: The Making of a Myth by PBS
Native American Innovations
Cable suspension bridges
Anesthetics and topical pain relievers
Sources: https://www.history.com/news/native-american-inventions , https://www.thoughtco.com/native-american-inventions-1991632
Poetry to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month
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Native American/Indigenous Owned Businesses to Support
The author's favorite Indigenous owned stores include the bookstores Birchbark Books in Minneapolis, MN, and Massy Books in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
👗💄🪔(Clothing, home goods, makeup, etc).
Back, Corrie Ann."10 Indigenous-owned businesses you can support today."
Matador Network, 2020. Oct 12. https://matadornetwork.com/read/indigenous-
So much! - Beauty, clothing, blankets, books, jewelry, food/drink, home goods, music~
Brown, Toyakoyah. "Our Favorite Places to Shop for Native American
Products."PowWows. 2020. Jan 31. https://www.powwows.com/our-favorite-
Homen, Jenna. "Indigenous-Owned Bookstores in the USA and Canada." 2020.
Nov 2. Libro. https://blog.libro.fm/indigenous-owned-bookstores/
💍🍫(Clothing, jewelry, chocolate).
The Denizen Co. "10 Native-Owned Brands That You Should Know About." The
Denizen Co. N.D. https://www.thedenizenco.com/journal/10-native-owned-