Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler’s Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada

by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Arlene Hirschfelder
Native American Landmarks

Experience and explore Native American history, culture, sites, and activities with Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler’s Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada.

From ancient rock drawings, historic sites, and modern museums to eco- and cultural tourism, sports events, and powwows, it provides a fascinating tour of the rich heritage of Indigenous people across North America. Whether a rough ride to the ancient Kaunolu Village Site on Lanai, Hawaii, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site or the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama’s powwow on Thanksgiving Day, there is much to experience in the Indigenous world right around the corner, including • The Montezuma Castle National Monument • The annual All Indian Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada • Sequoyah’s Birthplace • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail • Jim Thorpe House • The Autry Museum of the American West • The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center • The Thunderbird Powwow • Aztec Ruins National Monument • The First Nations Film and Video Festival in various cities and states • Crazy Horse Memorial • The Harvest Moon American Indian Festival • The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument • Dog-sledding tour through a boreal forest • Wounded Knee Battlefield • Grand Portage National Monument • And hundreds more!

For anyone looking for an “authentic” adventure or interested in the history of North America’s Indigenous people, this book uncovers monuments, parks, teepee sleepovers, herbal walks, building and sailing in canoes, hiking along ancient routes, exploring rock art, and preparing and eating Native foods. Indigenous enterprises are included in state and federal parks, federal and international heritage sites, public and private museums, and non-Native events that include an Indigenous voice.

Featuring vivid illustrations, and a useful index to aid discovery, this informative guide provides the exact location, phone number, and website for each of the 729 landmarks, sites, festivals and activities. Whether preparing for a road-trip or an armchair adventure, Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler’s Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada will bring hours of enjoyable reading and discovery.

About Yvonne Wakim Dennis

Yvonne Wakim Dennis Yvonne Wakim Dennis is an award-winning author of nonfiction books for children and adults, many written with Arlene Hirschfelder, including the award-winning Children of Native America Today and A Kid's Guide to Native American History. She currently serves as the Education Director for the Children’s Cultural Center of Native America and is a columnist for Native Hoop Magazine.


About Arlene Hirschfelder

Arlene Hirschfelder Arlene Hirschfelder is the author or editor of over twenty-five books about Native peoples, including Native Americans: A History in Pictures and The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists. She worked at the Association on American Indian Affairs (a civil rights organization), for over 20 years and has years of experience consulting with publishers, museums, schools, and universities.


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