November is Native American Heritage Month. Some of our library staff were lucky enough to participate in a program on the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the Carlisle Indian School. During this program, we received excellent online resources.  If you are curious of the history of the Carlisle School or interested in genealogy related to the Cherokee people, these resources may interest you. We are grateful for the NC Museum of History for making this program available and for bringing light to this complicated and tragic history. Learning is growing, and museums and libraries want to give our patrons opportunities to expand our knowledge and to grow sensitivity to other cultures and peoples.

Some of these resources may have difficult and/or painful content.  The last resource is a link to resources for survivors and/or those experiencing trauma.

Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center

Federal Investigation into Native American boarding schools

Blood Memory: A Story of Removal and Return 

Crooked: This Land Resources for Survivors 

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