Status Of The Completion Of The National Museum Of The American Indian

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs (1993- )
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Establishment Of The National Museum Of The American Indian

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Do All Indians Live In Tipis Second Edition

Author: NMAI
Editor: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 158834620X
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How much do you really know about totem poles, tipis, and Tonto? There are hundreds of Native tribes in the Americas, and there may be thousands of misconceptions about Native customs, culture, and history. In this illustrated guide, experts from Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian debunk common myths and answer frequently asked questions about Native Americans past and present. Readers will discover the truth about everything from kachina dolls to casinos, with answers to nearly 100 questions, including: Did Indians really sell Manhattan for twenty-four dollars worth of beads and trinkets? Are dream catchers an authentic tradition? Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Second Edition features short essays, mostly Native-authored, that cover a range of topics including identity; origins and histories; clothing, housing, and food; ceremony and ritual; sovereignty; animals and land; language and education; love and marriage; and arts, music, dance, and sports.

American Indians American Presidents

Author: National Museum of the American Indian
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061466530
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When the American colonies defeated Britain during the War for Independence, Native American leaders began to establish diplomatic relations with the new nation. Here, for the first time, is the little-known history of American Indians and American presidents, what they said and felt about one another, and what their words tell us about the history of the United States. Focused on major turning points in Native American history, these pages show how American Indians interpreted the power and prestige of the presidency, and advanced their own agenda for tribal sovereignty, from the age of George Washington to the present day. In addition to exploring a pantheon of Indian leaders, from Little Turtle to Robert Yellowtail, this book also provides new—and often unexpected—perspectives on the presidents. Thomas Jefferson, traditionally portrayed as the Indians' friend, emerges as a master of the art of Indian dispossession. Richard Nixon, long-tarnished by the Watergate scandal, was in reality a champion of tribal self-determination—a position that sprang, in part, from his Quaker origins. Using inaugural addresses, proclamations, Indian Agency records, private correspondence, memoirs, petitions, photographs, and objects from the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, American Indians/American Presidents illuminates the relationship between these diverse leaders, the Native Americans' commitment to tribal self-determination, and the social, geographic, and political evolution of the United States over more than two centuries.

Born Of Clay

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The museum's holdings are rich in examples of Native ceramics from throughout the Western Hemisphere, stretching across 40 centuries to the present day. In this book, four scholars introduce important and little-known ceramic figures and vessels representing the cultures of the Andes, Mexico, the American Southwest, and the eastern United States. In addition, contemporary ceramic artists from the same regions discuss themes that bridge geographical and generational differences.

National Memorial Museum Of The American Indian

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs
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When The Rain Sings

Author: National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689822839
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A collection of poems written by young Native Americans, inspired by or matched with photographs of artifacts and people from the National Museum of the American Indian.

A Song For The Horse Nation

Author: National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555911126
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Presents an illustrated examination of the role of horses in Native American culture and history, providing information on the depiction of horses in tribal clothing, tools, and other objects.

Decolonizing Museums

Author: Amy Lonetree
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807837148
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Museum exhibitions focusing on Native American history have long been curator controlled. However, a shift is occurring, giving Indigenous people a larger role in determining exhibition content. In Decolonizing Museums, Amy Lonetree examines the co

The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook

Author: Richard Hetzler
Editor: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: 9781555917470
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A gift book for food lovers, showcasing ninety authentic recipes from the Americas' indigenous populations in conjuction with the Smithsonian Institution.

The National Museum Of The American Indian

Author: Amy Lonetree
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803211112
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The first American national museum designed and run by indigenous peoples, the Smithsonian Institution?s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC opened in 2004. It represents both the United States as a singular nation and the myriad indigenous nations within its borders. Constructed with materials closely connected to Native communities across the continent, the museum contains more than 800,000 objects and three permanent galleries and routinely holds workshops and seminar series. This first comprehensive look at the National Museum of the American Indian encompasses a variety of perspectives, including those of Natives and non-Natives, museum employees, and outside scholars across disciplines such as cultural studies and criticism, art history, history, museum studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, and Native American studies. The contributors engage in critical dialogues about key aspects of the museum?s origin, exhibits, significance, and the relationship between Native Americans and other related museums.

American Indian Art Magazine

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Treasures From The Smithsonian Engagement Calendar 2021

Author: SMITHSONIAN INSTITIUTE.
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To Illuminate The American Story For All

Author: United States. Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino Community
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Identity By Design

Author: National Museum of the American Indian
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Published to accompany a major exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, an illustrated tribute to the clothing of Native American women offers insight into how it reflects the forces of tradition and change throughout the past two centuries. 15,000 first printing.

Officially Indian

Author: Cécile R. Ganteaume
Editor: National Museum of American Indian
ISBN: 9781517903305
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"Officially Indian : Symbols That Define the United States explores the United States' habit throughout its history of using images of American Indians to distinguish itself from other countries and to define itself for its citizens. Its explorations provide a unique and revealing perspective into the United States as a nation engaged in a 'democratic experiment'"--Provided by publisher.

The Land Has Memory

Author: Duane Blue Spruce
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807889787
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In the heart of Washington, D.C., a centuries-old landscape has come alive in the twenty-first century through a re-creation of the natural environment as the region's original peoples might have known it. Unlike most landscapes that surround other museums on the National Mall, the natural environment around the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is itself a living exhibit, carefully created to reflect indigenous ways of thinking about the land and its uses. Abundantly illustrated, The Land Has Memory offers beautiful images of the museum's natural environment in every season as well as the uniquely designed building itself. Essays by Smithsonian staff and others involved in the museum's creation provide an examination of indigenous peoples' long and varied relationship to the land in the Americas, an account of the museum designers' efforts to reflect traditional knowledge in the creation of individual landscape elements, detailed descriptions of the 150 native plant species used, and an exploration of how the landscape changes seasonally. The Land Has Memory serves not only as an attractive and informative keepsake for museum visitors, but also as a thoughtful representation of how traditional indigenous ways of knowing can be put into practice.

Indigenizing The Museum

Author: Majel Boxer
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This dissertation begins by situating decolonization as a theoretical tool in examining the tribal museum model. It argues that individuals, institutions, and communities engaged in tribal museum projects can uphold and perpetuate past museum methods of exhibition which were and are colonialist in nature. Thus, utilizing the theory of decolonization is important in the examination of two tribal museums; the Osage Tribal Museum, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and the Museum at Warm Springs in Warm Springs, Oregon. The development of a decolonized tribal museum model is complicated by the notion that to be truly decolonized a colonized community can not be engaged with the very same institutions which have had a hand in their colonization. This dissertation is laid out in the following order: Chapter One examines the colonialist relationship between indigenous nations, museums, and the federal government in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Chapter Two develops the theory of decolonization as it is understood within the U.S. context and underscores the various ways that two indigenous nations have negotiated these relationships and maintained their respective museums as sites of decolonization; Chapter Three, examines the early history of the Osage Tribal Museum which emerged in 1938 as the first tribal museum to be built by an indigenous nation; Chapter Four explores the Museum at Warm Springs and departs from the previous chapter by describing and analyzing the permanent exhibits and reading them through the lens of decolonization; finally, Chapter Five, draws upon the work of scholars employing the theory of decolonization to their reading of the NMAI. The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate the complex nature of decolonization. That is, that collaboration between the museum profession and indigenous communities is not decolonizing work; rather, it is the overarching goals of community empowerment, truth-telling, and privileging indigenous knowledge that are markers of decolonization. The dissertation concludes by asserting that decolonization as a theory and practice can be empowering to indigenous communities.

American Indian Library Services In Perspective

Author: Elizabeth Rockefeller-MacArthur
Editor: McFarland Publishing
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While library literature has made at least a passing effort to cover services to American Indians, most of the writings have been from a white perspective. Very little attention has been paid to how Native Americans have traditionally gathered and passed along knowledge--primarily through visual and oral means. This work examines how libraries traditionally provided service to Native Americans and how such service could be improved through an understanding of Indian traditions. Chapters present an overview of library services before World War II, the various methods Native Americans have used to preserve their heritage, and the importance of the preservation and maintenance of artifacts. The current state of library services is then explored, followed by a chapter on how new technologies are being used to expand and improve services. A final chapter offers guidelines for collection management and reveals many of the images and stereotypes to be found in much of the literature for and about American Indians.