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Today’s Google Doodle honors James Welch, Blackfeet/Gros Ventre, on what would have been his 76th birthday, November 18. Welch walked on in 2003 at age 62.

Google Honors Native Heritage Month with Native Writer James Welch Doodle

Vincent Schilling, Konnie LeMay
11/18/16

Today’s Google Doodle honors James Welch, Blackfeet/Gros Ventre, on what would have been his 76th birthday, November 18. Welch walked on in 2003 at age 62.

Related: Acclaimed author James Welch dies.

As part of Native American Heritage Month nod today November 18th, Google also lists the accomplishments of six Native artists, including artist Joan Hill, Muskogee Creek; singer Radmilla Cody, Diné; designer Lloyd Henri New, Cherokee; Musician Supaman (Christian Parrish Takes the Gun), Crow; and ballerina Maria Tallchief, Osage.

Also in recognition of the month, Google has launched a special section of Google Play, “Native American Heritage Reads,” which features 25 books about or by Native Americans, including Welch’s Fools Crow.

Google’s YouTube Spotlight channel section, “Beats, Rhymes, and Indigenous Life,” features songs from 17 Native musicians or groups and 10 videos showing pow wow dances all month.

Meanwhile, Smithsonian Magazine posted an interview with Sophia Diao, the artist who created today’s Doodle.

ICTMN Correspondent Konnie LeMay contributed to this story.

Follow ICTMN’s Arts and Entertainment, Pow Wow’s and Sports Editor Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk) on Twitter – @VinceSchilling

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