7 places to visit around Johnson County to learn more during Native American Heritage Month

The Shawnee Indian Mission

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the Post compiled a list of seven places around the Kansas City metro to visit to learn more about Native American history — relative both to Johnson County and the state — this month. Above, the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, a former manual labor boarding school for Native American children. File photo.

November is National Native American Heritage Month, an event first commemorated in 1990 as a time of “recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S.”

There are several points of interest in and around Johnson County for those who want to educate themselves about the region’s complicated history and ongoing legacy of the treatment of indigenous peoples.