Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

The exhibition Americans, opening in October, previews with a 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle

Indians are everywhere in American national and pop culture, and have been for centuries. Why is that? Americans, opening in the fall, explores Americans’ and American Indians’ entangled history, revealed by the events that have shaped our national consciousness and by the imagery of American Indians all around us in our everyday lives.