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Native American Heritage Month : Resources



November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

National Congress of American Indians. Native American Heritage Month. Retrieved from



Chief Red Cloud 

Maȟpíya Lúta

1822 – December 10, 1909

Oglala Lakota

 He led as a chief from 1868 to 1909.


Sitting Bull

Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake

1831 – December 15, 1890

Hunkpapa Lakota

He was a holy man for his people. 


Books Available in Library

Children's Books in Library


Red Horse

Minneconjou Lakota

 He documented the battle of Little Bighorn in 1881 with 41 ledger drawings.


Lakota Chiefs

Oglala Lakota College Woksape Tipi Library Physical Address: 3 Mile Creek Rd Kyle, SD 57752 Mailing Address: PO Box 310 Kyle, SD 57752 Phone: 1-(605)-455-6069