Thanks to our colleague Anne Holmes, of the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center, for this post.
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“Living Nations, Living Words” shows, through poetry, that Native people and poets have vital and unequivocal roots in the United States. The digital project features an ArcGIS StoryMap, which integrates an interactive national map of 47 contemporary Native poets, and connects to a newly developed Library of Congress audio collection featuring the participating poets reading and discussing their original poems.
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Learn about Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s signature project, Living Nations, Living Worlds and her work to share the poems and voices of Native Americans.
Learn more about our updated Native American Boarding Schools Primary Source Set.
The Young Readers Center is excited to invite you to see the annual Puppet Show on the day after Thanksgiving on November 29, 2019. This year we are sharing Native American Folktales, with stories and poems from nations such as Cree, Seneca, Winnebago, and Navajo.
Will music play a role in your feast or other festivities over Thanksgiving weekend? Here are some songs that might encourage people to come to a meal.
Primary sources related to Cherokee removal offer a rich and complex story detailing how the systems of federalism and separation of powers failed to protect Cherokee treaty rights.
Football tends to be on students’ minds this time of year. What can they discover about football and American history through Library of Congress primary sources? An entertaining fictional film available on the Library’s National Screening Room can lead students to discover a football legend from the early twentieth century.
As you start back to school in the new year, we wanted to highlight a few outstanding posts from other Library of Congress blogs that you may have missed. Hopefully they’ll spur some ideas for classroom activities featuring the Library’s collections.
Chronicling America has fourteen Native American newspapers within its collections. These papers cover most of the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth.
While searching through our collections for maps to use for display in the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I, I found one among our uncatalogued holdings that caught my attention. As the title states, it is a map presenting the role of North American Indians in the World War.