November reminds us of Thanksgiving, turkey, stuffing and pumpkin. Many books about Thanksgiving are currently on exhibit in the Juvenile Exhibit, 6th Floor; Native American eBooks are also available. This also is a good time to consider books that portray the concept of Thanksgiving accurately and with sensitivity to the Native American experience. Books that incorporate those concepts are also available from Alkek and are based on lists from Oyate and the American Indian Literature Book Award. When reviewing books portraying Native Americans, consider AIYLA criteria and the Oyate criteria. A Native American guide is also available for additional resources.
Video from the History Channel: Native American Cultures