In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we created a display to celebrate Native American traditions and culture.

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated annually in November. This display was inspired by the invaluable contributions that indigenous people have made to American culture. We curated a collection of books highlighting indigenous identities and values to educate our community about the cultural heritage of Native Americans.

This display includes My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks, Brenda J. Child’s memoir that explores the traditions and practices of the Ojibwe communities and reveals the original and perceptive history of labor and economic survival on the Red Lake Reservation. Donna Bradley’s Native Americans of San Diego Countywhich details the history of tribal groups making up the Native Americans of the San Diego County area, is also included in this display. These books offer educational insight into Native American traditions, culture, and history. 

This display can be viewed on the first-floor reference desk of the Leatherby Libraries and will remain up through the end of November. If you wish to learn more, check out our Native American Studies LibGuide for additional resources. 

This display was curated by Leatherby Libraries student employees Kalea Brown ’26, Arianna Tillman ’25, and Isabella Piechota ’25.

The Leatherby Libraries’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts align with the Chapman University Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion, fostering a diverse and inclusive campus climate.