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
Novelist ZZ Packer uses humor to point up some disconcerting signposts along America's racial divide
October 2007 | By Tessa Decarlo
The Smithsonian Latino Center recently honored Cheech Marin with a Legacy Award for his commitment to Chicano artists. He spoke with former magazine intern David Zax.
October 2007 | By David Zax
On Minnesota lakes, Native Americans satisfy a growing hunger for "slow food" by harvesting authentically wild rice the old-fashioned way
September 2007 | By Lauren Wilcox
The National Powwow showcases a mixture of tradition and competition
August 01, 2007 | By Megan Gambino
In the South, the Gullah struggle to keep their traditions alive
June 01, 2007 | By Whitney Dangerfield
Though they embrace computers and TV, the secret of the tribe's unity lies in fealty to their past
April 2007 | By Virginia Morell
African Americans use scientific advances to trace their roots
February 01, 2007 | By Whitney Dangerfield
Near Portland, Oregon, archaeologists and Indians have built an authentic Chinookan plankhouse like those Lewis and Clark saw
July 2005 | By Emily Sohn
He made little headway with President Grant, but Red Cloud won over the 19th century's greatest photographers.
June 2005 | By Anne Broache
At Ojo Caliente, site of New Mexico's ancient hot springs, an artisan revives the craft of Native American pottery
April 2005 | By Paul Trachtman