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Native American Heritage Month

Annual observance honors histories, traditions

A Native American woman dances at a pow-wow in Portland, OR, in 2014.

November is Native American Heritage Month, which honors the cultures, histories, traditions and contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The Postal Service has approximately 4,000 employees who identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Native. The American Indian and Alaska Native population in the United States is approximately 7.1 million, according to U.S. Census data.

The Postal Service has issued several stamps that honor American Indians, including Indian Hunting Buffalo (1898), the first stamp to portray a uniquely Native American theme; four American Folk Art stamps (1977); five American Indian Dances stamps (1996); 10 Art of the American Indian stamps (2004); and Kiowas Moving Camp, one of the 2019 Post Office Murals stamps.