Author: Dennis Zotigh

Dennis W. Zotigh (Kiowa/San Juan Pueblo/Santee Dakota Indian) is a member of the Kiowa Gourd Clan and San Juan Pueblo Winter Clan and a descendant of Sitting Bear and No Retreat, both principal war chiefs of the Kiowas. Dennis works as a writer and cultural specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

On mid-tour leave from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant First Class Chuck Boers carries in the eagle staff at the Shenandoah Powwow, 2004. (Courtesy of Chuck Boers)

Traditions of service: Master Sergeant and Lipan Apache War Chief Chuck Boers

November 10th, 2017, 9:38PM
John Richard Edwards (Onondaga) takes part in the installation of the mile-marker post from the Dakota Access Pipeline in the exhibition
Members of a delegation from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians read names of the signers of the Treaty of Fort Wayne of 1809 as the museum prepares to place the treaty on exhibit. From left: Tribal Council Member Wayne (Alex) Wesaw, Council Chairman John P. Warren, Council Elders Representative Judy Winchester, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer; Jason S. Wesaw, and Council Vice Chairman Robert (Bob) Moody, Jr. National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., September 2017. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for National Museum of the American Indian)
Ningiukulu Teevee, (Canadian [Cape Dorset], b. 1963),
Niuam (Comanche) fan with sun and Morning Star designs (detail), ca. 1880. Oklahoma. 2/1617. (Credit: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian)
Hopi Nation honor guard marching in the Native Nations Procession at the dedication of the National Museum of the American Indian, September 21, 2004. Washington, D.C. (National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian)
Visitors to the National Archives in Washington, D.C., viewing the Removal Act of 1830. Photo for the National Archives by Jessica Deibert
Poet and spoken word artist Autumn White Eyes. Video still from “A Letter to Urban Outfitters. (Savage Media)

Spoken word artist Autumn White Eyes

April 30th, 2017, 12:47PM
The Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, 2011. Salt Pond, Cape Cod National Seashore. (Courtesy of the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers)