Here at the Smithsonian we will have a number of events to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared the month of November National American Indian Heritage Month, which thereafter came to be referred to as Native American Heritage Month. The month serves as a time to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. So please join the Smithsonian and its National Museum of the American Indian in celebrating the culture, traditions, music, arts, dance, and ways of life of Native Americans with these events throughout the month of November. The following slideshow illustrates just a small portion of Native American related material held at the Smithsonian.