Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Taíno: Valuing and Visibilizing Caribbean Indigeneity

José Barreiro is scholar emeritus on History and Culture, National Museum of the American Indian. He led the documentation of the oral histories and traditions of eastern Cuba´s Native communities and is the co-curator of the exhibition TAÍNO: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean.

Amanda learning about documents used to create exhibitions and serve as learning tools for the public. Courtesy of the Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte.

The Story within a Story

The Witte Museum on the first day of Hernandez’s internship. Courtesy of Estrella Hernandez.

Chili Queens and Fiesta Gowns

Young Ambassador Samantha meeting with individuals that work at the museum. Courtesy of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Love What You Do and Give Back