October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Find titles & resources for all ages

In 2017, the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a proclamation declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This day recognizes that Native peoples were the first inhabitants of North America and celebrates their history, traditions, and stories.

We acknowledge that Oak Park is situated on the ancestral land of the Bodewamiadkiwen (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Oceti Sakowin, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Peoria. We honor them and thank them for their stewardship of this land.

In a new Multicultural Collection video, Miss Juanta has a land acknowledgement to share, and then her friend Patsy Lucius has wonderful stories and facts to share about her culture, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe of present day Utah and Colorado.

Online resources

Use your Oak Park library card and PIN to access:

  • American Indian History (for adults and teens): Get fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.
  • PebbleGo Next (for grades 3-5): Explore American Indian history with informational articles featuring engaging multimedia, interactive lessons and games, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.

Explore the Multicultural Collection

Find Native American books and music available for checkout in our Multicultural Collection.

Native American reads suggested by our librarians

For kids

Fiction & graphic novels

Nonfiction, biographies & folktales

Board & picture books

More title suggestions for kids

For adults

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