Native American Heritage Month

City Hall, San Francisco, CA 1997

City Hall, San Francisco, CA 1997, Zig Jackson, via Library of Congress

Native American Heritage Month was first celebrated in 1990 by proclamation of President George H.W. Bush and was initially called “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Since 1994, each American President has issued a similar proclamation. The name has varied over time, including not only the above designations, but also National American Indian Heritage Month, National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month and American Indian Heritage Month.