Native American Heritage Month Activities, Lessons, and Printables

Enhance students’ learning of Native American heritage and culture with our lesson plans, projects, activities, and printables. This month-long celebration of Native American contributions, history, and culture began at the start of the 20th century, simply as an effort to have a day set aside to recognize and honor American Indians. The first American Indian Day was declared in May 1916 by the governor of New York and states began to designate days for the celebration. Even today, there are a number of states that have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day or Indigenous Peoples Day.