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American Indian Heritage Month

American Indian Heritage Month is observed every November in the United States. Learn about the history of American Indian Heritage Month, read biographies of famous American Indians, try our quizzes and crosswords, find stats and facts about tribes and reservations, and more.

Featured biography
Featured Biography
Will Rogers
Actor and humorist

Notable American Indians

American Indian Tribes

History and Biography

Learn about famous firsts by American Indians, read about the origins of American Indian Heritage Month, and view slideshows about American Indian life.

Contemporary Issues and Culture

Learn the etymology of many English words that have American Indian origins, find a list of the best American Indian novels and insightful proverbs, and read a glossary of American Indian terms.

Tribes and Reservations

Find a list of the largest tribes and reservations in the United States, where each group originated and where they were forced to move throughout the years, a map of reservations, and more.

Quizzes and Crosswords

Test your knowledge about American Indian history and famous American Indians by trying our quizzes and crosswords.


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The state of Maryland was named in honor of Henrietta Maria (queen of Charles I of England).

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