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Choctaw Festival Day 2 - Prayer, Welcome, and Introduction

National Museum of the American Indian
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma celebrates its tribal history and heritage with two days of dance, song, storytelling, and artist demonstrations. In this segment, the second day of the festival begins with a welcome from Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr., followed by a prayer given by Waddell Hearn. Brad Joe then sings The Lord's Prayer in Choctaw as the Choctaw royalty interpret in American Indian sign language. The Choctaw royalty include Miss Choctaw Nation Neiatha Hardy, Little Miss Ariana Byington, and Junior Miss Loren Crosby. Chief Batton then gives an introduction to the history and culture of the Choctaw Nation and the day's proceedings. This program was webcast and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 25, 2014.

White House Chef Makes a "Willy Wonka" Holiday Treat

Smithsonian Channel
A former White House chef learns about Willy Wonka and creates a delicious holiday masterpiece. From: WHITE HOUSE REVEALED http://bit.ly/1n5jUq0

Osprey

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
George Jameson sent us this osprey video.

STEM in 30 Helicopter Flight - 360˚ Video!

National Air and Space Museum
Follow along with the STEM in 30 crew as they take to the air in their first helicopter flight. Grab and drag the video to see every angle of this panoramic video! Find more STEM in 30 at: airandspace.si.edu/stemin30 Exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math in 30 minutes or less.

Luce Local: Artist Talk with Anna Tsouhlarakis

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Local Artist Talk, April 28, 2013 Local artist Anna Tsouhlarakis connects pieces from our permanent collection with her current installation that explores diverse facets of Washington, DC's, Native American community. This talk was presented with CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery. http://americanart.si.edu/calendar/event.cfm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dseries%26seriesid%3D665302

M31 Black Hole in 60 Seconds (High Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
For over a decade, astronomers have been using the Chandra X-ray Observatory to monitor the supermassive black hole in the center of Andromeda, the Milky Way's sister galaxy.

This Fact About the National Anthem Will Surprise You

Smithsonian Channel
Not only is the Star-Spangled Banner extremely musically challenging, but a shockingly low number of Americans actually know its lyrics or what they mean. From: A STAR-SPANGLED STORY: BATTLE FOR AMERICA http://bit.ly/12zQDMR

Mexico Program Musicians

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Curator video of Olivia Cadaval as speaks on music from the program. [Catalog No. - CFV10250; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution]

Planetary Science 2015 Part 3

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Staff Photo Time Lapse

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Many people gathered for the first ever Smithsonian staff photo during the 2010 Folklife Festival. [Catalog No. - CFV10288; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution]

Arp 147 in 60 Seconds (Standard Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
This image shows Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies some 430 million light years from Earth.

Spotlight on the Last 50 Years

Smithsonian Channel
Curator Roger Launius recalls his favorite memory of space flight. From: SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIGHT: Space: The Last 50 Years http://bit.ly/1jTLBT4

Raise It Up! Anthem for America Partners

National Museum of American History
On June 14, 2014, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History asked the entire nation to join in a very special singalong in honor of the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner" song. Thanks for joining us to #raiseitup!

Dr. Scott Willard, Mississippi State University

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Mississippi State University is a leader in the use of technology and public outreach to illuminate advancements in animal health. At the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Scott Willard and a team from MSU offered visitors the chance to milk a model cow and learn how thermal imaging can be used to pinpoint disease in livestock. Videography by Becky Squire, Ashlee Duncan, and Kelsey Michael. Editing by Aurélie Beatley. [Catalog No. - CFV10426; Copyright - 2012 Smithsonian Institution]

Handi-hour Crafting: Tile Coasters

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Public Programs Coordinator Katie Crooks demonstrates craft activities for the Handi Hour program at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. http://www.americanart.si.edu/multimedia/video/handihour/

Bringing It Home: Maura Garcia

National Museum of the American Indian
Bringing It Home: Artists Reconnecting Cultural Heritage with Community is a panel discussion with artists in the National Museum of the American Indian's Artist Leadership Program. In this segment, dancer and multimedia performance artist Maura Garcia (Cherokee) talks about her work and her research on Cahokia, Spiro, and other central Mississippi Valley mound sites within 500 miles of her home in Kansas City. Maura plans to incorporate elements from the museum's collections in work with the youth of the Kansas City Indian Center to create an urban Indigenous public performance. The program was webcast live and recorded at the National Museum of the American Indian on December 9, 2015. For more information on the Artist Leadership Program for Individual Artists, and a second branch of the program for museums and other cultural institutions, see http://nmai.si.edu/connect/artist-leadership-program/

Old Traditioned Cocktail Recipe: Raise a Glass to History

Smithsonian Channel
Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to the Old Traditioned, Anu Apte's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to History. From: A STAR-SPANGLED STORY: BATTLE FOR AMERICA http://bit.ly/1k7xNVd

Why Is Science Fiction at the National Air and Space Museum?

National Air and Space Museum
Inspiration and imagination are critical to spaceflight. The Museum’s collection has long included artifacts that show how people have imagined spaceflight. Some early rocket pioneers and theorists also read Jules Verne’s stories, for instance. This model and the other science fiction artifacts in the Museum’s collection tell that story.

Kaypi Perú: This Is Peru - 8 Etnia Group and Raices y Expresiones

National Museum of the American Indian
The first dances are performed by Etnia, a group of Peruvians who live in the United States. They are dedicated to Andean instrumental music, using ancient musical instruments typical of the area of the Andes of Peru. In their repertoire they include dances like the Huayno and Valicha. Art Director: Victor Ruiz. These are followed by performances of the dance school, Raices y Expresiones. This group cultivates the learning process of dances from the mountains and forest of Peru. Their main performance is called Inti Raymi, a very famous ritual from the Andes. This performance was webcast from the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on August 2, 2014.

NGC 7793 in 60 Seconds (Standard Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
This composite image shows the nearby galaxy NGC 7793 that contains a powerful microquasar in its outskirts.

G327.1-1.1 in 60 Seconds (High Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
G327.1-1.1 is the aftermath of a massive star that exploded as a supernova in the Milky Way galaxy.

Mascots, Myths, Monuments, and Memory 14 – Closing Remarks

National Museum of the American Indian
Mascots, Myths, Monuments, and Memory 14 – Closing Remarks The symposium, Mascots, Myths, Monuments, and Memory, examines the history and contested memory of racialized mascots and Civil War monuments and other public memorials. In this segment, Kevin Gover, Director, National Museum of the American Indian, and Lonnie G. Bunch, Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture, provide some closing remarks. This program was webcast and recorded in the Oprah Winfrey Theater or the National Museum of African American History and Culture on March 3, 2018.

Interview with Roots of Virginia program curator Betty Belanus

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Catalog No. - CFV10086; Copyright - 2007 Smithsonian Institution

A Toilet Bomb Sends Flight 870 Down

Smithsonian Channel
A hole in the fuselage of Itavia Flight 870 points to an explosion. A steel wash basin found at the crash site suggests a bomb may have been in the rear lavatory. From: AIR DISASTERS: Massacre Over the Mediterranean http://bit.ly/1wqK0dN
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