Respected singers, storytellers, artists, elders, and scholars from Native cultures throughout the Americas were invited to the museum to choose objects of personal meaning to them. In this evocative blend of first-person narratives, stunning illustrations, and historic photographs, Native voices celebrate American Indian cultures and their perseverance in the contemporary landscape. Insightful and intensely personal, All Roads Are Good weaves together a rich tapestry of old and new Indian folkways.
Five contemporary Native American basket-makers and one basketry scholar highlight historic baskets from the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian and compare them to twenty-first-century pieces. Based on years of observation, conversations with weavers, and hands-on learning, the scholarly essay explores Native American baskets with particular attention to how they were made, while the weavers discuss their experiences and views of their art.
The Topic: American Indian Tribes and ..
When the Rain Sings: Poems by Young Native Americans was created in partnership with Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers and includes some of the notable talents from Wordcraft’s Mentoring Initiative, a national program created to cultivate the writing abilities of Native youth. NMAI, with support from Wordcraft’s founding director Lee Francis (Laguna Pueblo), asked Native participants from Mentoring Initiatives throughout the United States to use objects and historic images from the museum’s unparalleled collections to spark their imagination. The uplifting, sometimes aching, responses of these poets, who range in age from nine to seventeen, invite readers into a world colored by joy, sadness, and memory.
Learn about the history of the Hopi Indians
Interesting historical examination of a Blackfoot man's clash with white culture and the law
The Viking account of their early attempts to colonize America and their interactions with the natives
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Books about the Indian residential schools.
Pueblo young people are learning only the language of their pueblo ..
Debunking common myths and providing information about everything from katsina dolls to casinos and Pocahontas to powwows, Native staff members at the National Museum of the American Indian have handled a wide array of questions over the years. This book presents nearly 100 of their answers. Written by an all-Native team of writers and researchers, this accessible and informative book counters deeply embedded stereotypes while providing a lively introduction to diverse Native histories and contemporary cultures.
The Pueblos were the only Indians in the ..
A gorgeous, fully illustrated official companion volume to Infinity of Nations, the National Museum of the American Indian's most ambitious and comprehensive exhibition to date. Following an introduction on the power of objects to engage our imagination, each chapter presents an overview of a region of the Americas and its cultural complexities, written by a noted specialist in that region. Together, these writers create an extraordinary mosaic. What emerges is a portrait of a complex and dynamic world shaped from its earliest history by contact and exchange among peoples.
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Fifteen Native artists representing a range of cultural backgrounds and artistic media created an installation exhibition based on their travels to sites representing the four cardinal directions, where they conceived works reflecting the traditions and sensibilities of indigenous peoples. The artists present statements about the project, accompanied by brief profiles of their lives and works. This Path We Travel reflects the strong thread of cultural and artistic continuity that binds contemporary Native American artists to their artistic forebears—a testament to the survival of indigenous innovation and tradition, despite overwhelming historical obstacles.