Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Tichkematse, a Great Favorite at the Smithsonian

A forerunner of today’s efforts to decolonize and Indigenize American museums, Tichkematse was one of the first Native American employees at the Smithsonian Institution. His work with natural history and anthropological collections continues to inspire Native and non-Native museum professionals nearly 150 years later.

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A Coffee Break With James Smithson