Celebrating Native American Heritage with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Find resources and programs to dive deeper into Native American Heritage Month with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Indigenous people, including Native Americans, have a complex and often misunderstood history in North America. As a trusted, community resource, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library wants to share important resources and materials that celebrate the cultural diversity of indigenous groups in the United States, especially in the state of North Carolina. 

The State of North Carolina officially recognizes eight tribes, and the federal government recognizes the Eastern Cherokee tribe. Learn more about North Carolina’s tribes in Dennis Isenbarger’s Native Americans in Early North Carolina or spend an afternoon exploring our extensive collection of Native American materials, only available at the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room. Visit any Library location to explore your potential Native American roots on Ancestry Library Edition. If you have a mobile device or computer, you can even access Mango Languages to learn the Cherokee language.

For our younger audiences, our Myers Park location offers Story Explorers: Native American Heritage Month Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. 

To learn more about Native American culture, check out the following resources and materials: 

Audiences of all ages are encouraged to learn more about Native American culture by visiting the American Indian Library Association, American Indian Center and North Carolina tribal resources such as the Eastern Band of Cherokee.

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This blog post was written by Kristi Atkins, librarian, of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.