Charlotte Roe
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Pride, Heritage, Tradition-November for Native Americans (Pictures)


November has been officially referred to as Native American Heritage Month for over 20 years. In this time, natives across the country have shown their pride in their heritage through many ways. Some include a national day for wearing certain footwear, donning a certain hairstyle and even creating a national book club where participants must read at least one piece of Native American literature and have a dialogue with others. The following are photographs of some Native American Heritage Month traditions and ways that native people honor their culture.

A hand-painted Chief statue, is the center piece of one family’s early Thanksgiving dinner.
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This hand-beaded moose-hide clip with feathers and a set of feather earrings will be worn by a native woman on November 21, for “Rock Your Braids” Day in Indian Country.
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Traditional hand-beaded buckskin moccasins. Worn on “Rock Your Mocs” Day (Nov 15) in an effort to show Native American Pride.
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Native American literature amongst others old and new.
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A Jingle dress hangs on the wall waiting to be used with pride and tradition.
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Native man returns to his homeland to look out on the late fall coastal changes.
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Native Eastern War dancer participates in Grand Entry at a pow wow.
Walking within nature is said to bring a sense of self for native people.
Walking within nature is said to bring a sense of self for native people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This hand drum will be used to play songs of healing and thanks later on this month.
This hand drum will be used to play songs of healing and thanks later on this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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