November is Indigenous American Heritage Month

 During Indigenous Heritage Month we will be highlighting the original peoples of Berwyn.

The original keepers of the land we now call Berwyn include:

The Ojibwa, Odawa, & Potawatomi peoples, otherwise known as the Council of Three Fires.

There were also many nations in the land we call Illinois. Some of these peoples include:

The Sauk and Fox, Kaskasia, Kickapoo, Sioux, Peoria, Piankashaw, Wea, Miami, Mascoutin, Mesquaki, Menominee, Chickasaw, and Ho-Chunk people.


Click here for the Berwyn Public Library’s Land Acknowledgment.

Celebrate Indigenous Creators

Black Spruce
When Two Worlds Collide
Salon, lagrimas y deseo
Moonshot, The Indigenous Comics Collection
An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States
Trixie and Katya
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
Johnny Appleseed
Heartbeat Braves
Night of the Living Rez
Empire of Wild
Death at Rainy Mountain

Celebrate the Original Peoples of Berwyn

Indigenous Continent
The Sioux Chef
Life of Black Hawk
Dreaming in Indian
The Sentence
In the Night of Memory
Murder on the Red River
The Red Canoe
This Town Sleeps
Mean Spirit
Come Home, Indio
Rabbit Chase
A Good Day to Die
Wild Indian

What is Land Back?

“Land Back means a lot of different things. But I would say first and foremost, Land Back is very much the literal reclamation of land. And it’s the reclamation of everything stolen from us when we were forcibly removed from the lands.”

– Krystal Two Bulls, Director of NDN Collective’s Land Back Campaign

You may have heard of Land Back, but what is it? Learn more about the Land Back movement and what it means to Indigenous people by following the links below.
Note: These links will take you away from the Berwyn Public Library website.