Ways to Honor Native American Heritage Month

Boozhoo! (Hello in Anishinaabemowin)

The month of November is recognized and celebrated as Native American Heritage Month. Learning and appreciating the Anishinaabek’s history, culture, and heritage should not be limited to just one month. We encourage you to explore the following resources and opportunities to learn more about this area’s Native Americans.

Anishinaabek is the name used for the indigenous people of Leelanau County, MI and the northern midwest region of the United States and parts of Canada. They are a part of the Three Fires Confederacy, the Odawa (Ottawa) the Ojibwa (Chippewa) and Bodowadomi (Pottawatomi).

Did we miss a resource, let us know and we’ll update the list!

Read a Book!

Suggested Anishinaabek Reading List complied by JoAnne Cook, Tribal Member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

View Reading List

Browse Online Archives

View a Program

“Old Indian Trails” and the Kchi Wiikwedong Anishinaabe History Project presented by Emily Modrall of the Traverse Area Historical Society was hosted on Nov. 20th

Video soon to be posted on the Traverse Area District Library’s YouTube page.

Research Digitized Newspapers

View an Exhibit

Leelanau Historical Society
This Basket is My Ancestor

Great Lakes Children’s Museum
I See YOU: An Experience in Native American Arts and Culture

Ziibiwing Cultural Center
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Regional Resources

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Clarke Historical Library – CMU
Native American Treaty Rights

Photos from the LHS Collection