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November is Native American Heritage Month: Peoplehood Matrix

American Indian literary and film resources

The Peoplehood Matrix

The Peoplehood Matrix (Holm, Pearson & Chavis 2003) is one of the foremost theories/frameworks for American Indian Studies. The Peoplehood Matrix states that indigeneity is tied to the four categories above (place, language, history, & ceremony) so much so that a loss of even one of the components would mean a loss of identity or peoplehood.

Language Resources

Ceremony Resources

History Resources

Land Resources