Native Americans

Artist's rendering of new memorial (Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)

Native American Veterans Memorial coming to Washington

In 2020, a new memorial will honor the stories and sacrifices of Native American soldiers and their families from across the United States.
Stained glass window with fish and sea animals (© Steve Skjold/Alamy)

The United States is a place of many religions

The United States is a country of many religions, a diversity that enriches society. Explore the story of religion in America in this gallery of images.
Portrait of dark-haired woman with long Indian-beadwork earrings (© Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Meet Joy Harjo, the new U.S. poet laureate

Joy Harjo, a Native American poet, playwright and musician, has been named the new U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress.
Illustration of hand pointing up while surrounded by balloons and confetti (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Firsts from the 2018 elections

Among the winners in the 2018 election are the first female Native American representatives to Congress. See some of the other history makers elected to office.
Collage of drawings of people and activities overlaid with quote from Yo-Yo Ma (State Dept.)

Celebrate diversity with this free poster

Diversity enriches society in many ways. This free poster pays tribute to the importance of diversity in the workplace, school and other areas.
Russian Orthodox crosses standing in a field in front of a church (Shutterstock)

In Alaska, linguists preserve Russian dialect

Preservers are at work in the sleepy Alaskan village of Ninilchik, where elderly residents speak a Russian dialect frozen in time, unchanged since 1847.
Students looking at teacher holding solar panels (Josh Bauer/Dept. of Energy)

Students flourish in programs that boost tribal communities

Native American culture and traditions are passed down at colleges operated by American Indian tribes with support from the U.S. government.
Brightly colored painting depicting people on horseback (© Danita Delimont/Alamy)

These words and names come from Native Americans

Many words in American English are borrowed from Native American languages. Learn the origins of words commonly used for all sorts of things and places.
Man arranging food on a plate behind a food service counter, with buffalo hide on wall behind him (© Carol Guzy)

Teaching visitors about Native American cuisine

Curious about Native American cultures? Then visiting a restaurant dedicated to Native foods should be on your agenda, says a prominent Navajo chef.