Smithsonian Weekend Events: American Indian Holiday Celebration, Extended Hours at Natural History Museum
Friday, December 26: Holiday Celebration at National Museum of the American IndianIt's a jam-packed day of festivities at the National Museum of the American Indian!Father and Son Storytelling (3rd level, Resource Center, 11 AM and 1 PM)Owen and Lyle James share present Native stories passed down t...
December 26, 2008 | By Jesse Rhodes
This Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30pm the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will be holding its third annual Art Market. The featured work—jewelry, ceramics, hand-woven baskets, beadwork, apparel, dolls, paintings, prints and sculptures—of 35 Native artists will be sold...
December 05, 2008 | By Megan Gambino
In honor of Thanksgiving, we pay tribute to that legendary American fowl: the turkey. Myth has it that the turkey was present at the first-ever Thanksgiving dinner between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. When you visit the Smithsonian this weekend—and you should, because the museums are op...
November 26, 2008 | By Anika Gupta
The National Museum of the American Indian works with Native Tribes to bring sacred artifacts home again
November 25, 2008 | By Kenneth R. Fletcher
Monday, November 10Just Opened "One Life: The Mask of Lincoln" at the National Portrait Gallery is an examination of Lincoln's use of the era's new art of photography to convey his image to Americans. Drawing on the museum's extensive collection of Lincoln portraits—an archive that charts Lincoln's...
November 10, 2008 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Four hundred years ago, escaped slaves formed Palenque. Today, the Colombian town celebrates its African roots
October 29, 2008 | By Kenneth Fletcher
A Q&A with Bobby Sanabria, musician, composer and professor of Latin jazz
September 15, 2008 | By Robin T. Reid
Tlingit artisans craft a canoe that embodies their culture's oceangoing past
September 2008 | By Megan Gambino
Most museum goers confine themselves to murmurs of appreciation or the occasional reverent flip of a program page.Not so for the high school spoken word team from the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. The group of six, fresh off a successful stint at the Brave New Voices International Youth Po...
July 28, 2008 | By Anika Gupta
Hundreds of years ago Native Americans gathered on the shores of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, New York, and made a commitment to the environment. "In every deliberation we must consider the impact on the seventh generation," stated the Great Law of Peace, a constitution that created the Iroquois...
July 01, 2008 | By Megan Gambino
This seemingly simple food is a complicated symbol in Navajo culture
July 2008 | By Jen Miller
A recipe from Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions
July 2008 | By Smithsonian.com
Despite a long, illustrious history of viewing animated film, I’m hard-pressed to recall any that feature American Indians, let alone films made by them. Disney’s "Pocahontas" immediately springs to mind. But that musical blitzkrieg and its irresponsible historiography does nothing but make this ...
June 20, 2008 | By Jesse Rhodes
James Luna is known for pushing boundaries in his installations, where he engages audiences by making himself part of a tableau
April 2008 | By Kenneth R. Fletcher
You may know Ben Nighthorse Campbell as a Colorado Senator who was elected in 1993 and served until 2005 or as the sponsor of the bill that established the National Museum of the American Indian.
But add master jeweler to the list. For decades, Campbell has crafted necklaces, bracelets and o...
December 10, 2007 | By Megan Gambino
The Robeson Spirit
November 2007 | By Jess Blumberg
Some 200 Native American languages are dying out and with them valuable history
October 31, 2007 | By Robin T. Reid
A photo gallery of Nora Naranjo-Morse's inspiring outdoor designs
October 31, 2007 | By Nicole Wroten
Yurok Indian Geneva Wiki is helping other young Native Americans "develop their best selves"
October 2007 | By Katherine Ellison
How does prejudice affect people? Psychologist Jennifer Richeson is on the case
October 2007 | By David Berreby