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Native American Heritage Month: Home

A quick introduction to resources at the Academy of Art University Library related to Native American's history and experiences in art, media, and culture.


November is Native American Heritage month, an annual celebration to honor the culture and heritage of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. The Art U Library has curated this page of online library resources related to Native Americans' experiences in art, film, and media. We've included e-books and online magazine articles. If you have any questions or need help finding additional resources, feel free to reach out to Library Director, Debra Sampson.

National Day of Mourning

According to The United American Indians of New England "Since 1970, Indigenous people & their allies have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday." ( To find out more, and to watch a livestream of the 2021 National Day of Mourning event go to

Here are a few articles related to The National Day of Mourning found in EBSCO, one of the library's multi-discipline full text magazine and journal article databases. To view these articles, log in using your name and student ID number.

EBSCO Full Text Article Databases

Try searching the Library's digital resources using keywords such as "Native North American," "Indigenous," "Native people," or combine search terms such as "art or craft" and "Native American" to find resources related to Native American artists. Linked below are a few databases to try, as well as a few recent articles of interest. To view them, log in with your name and Art U ID number.

Oxford Art Encyclopedia of World Art

Vogue Archive

Questions? Ask a Librarian

Questions about how to access these library resources and more? Check out our Library FAQ or contact us via the "Ask a Librarian" form (linked in the image above).