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November is Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate at our libraries!

Shades of L.A. Oral Histories

Digitized oral history interview with a "Shades of L.A." participant about her experience living in Southern California.

Dance performance for American Indian employees of Los Angeles County circa 1978.


Glenda Ahhaitty (Native American)

Oral History Interview - Part 1 | Part 2
Transcribed Summary


Library Programs


November 13, 2015 2:30PM

Please join us for a free film screening of a film to honor Native American Heritage month!  The film is rated G.  Everyone is welcome!  Please contact the library at 213-368-7545 for the title or for any other questions. 


Special Resources

Shades of L.A. Native American 
Images from our archive of 10,000 photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles.
Linda and Bobby, children of Joseph and Trudy Tafoya, pose for a portrait in traditional Native American clothing.

Native American Index
An index to books, periodical articles and vertical file holdings of the Central Library's History & Genealogy Dept. on the tribes of North, Central, and South America.

Native American Heritage Month
Information and resources from the Library of Congress.

The first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of the life, languages, history and arts of Native Americans.
Trace Indian Ancestry (U.S. Department of the Interior)
Information on how to trace your American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry for eligibility in a federally recognized tribe.