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Cherokee Days 2016 - Traditional Dances 2

National Museum of the American Indian
Members of the Cherokee Nation demonstrate the Stomp Dance. On their last stomp dance, they invite members of the audience to join them. Next, Jarrett Grey Wildcatt emcees and sings for the performances of traditional social dances by the Tsa-La-Gi Touring Group from Cherokee, North Carolina. Their first dance in the groundhog dance. Next, they invite members of the audience to join them in a buffalo dance. Audience members stick around to join in the bullfrog dance. More audience members are brought in to join in the friendship dance. This was the second of two dance performances of the day by the two groups. It was webcast and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 10, 2016.

SSEP Day 2 - Zachary, LA

National Air and Space Museum
The first Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference was held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on July 6 and 7, 2011. This student science symposium allowed student teams from all over the country to share their designs and preliminary results for experiments conducted during STS-134, Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission. This video includes the presentation: "What is the Effect of Microgravity on the Development of Murine Myoblasts?" by Cooper Mill Elementary, Zachary, LA.

This Veteran's Suggestion Made Filming WWII Easier

Smithsonian Channel
As technology changed, cameras got smaller and color film got simpler, it became possible for soldiers to document the war raging around them. From the Series: History in HD

LIving Aloha Festival 2014: The Aloha Boys & Hālau O 'Aulani

National Museum of the American Indian
The Living Aloha Hawai'i Festival 2014 launches an anniversary year for the the museum, with a rich program of performances. Featured this segment are the music of the Aloha Boyes and hula by students from Hālau O 'Aulani. The Aloha Boys have been playing their music since 1996. Based out of the Washington D.C. area, they have performed at numerous functions from backyard parties to festivals and concerts in the Washington DC region and in venues in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The music of the Aloha Boys brings them and their audience back to a lifestyle that is unique and precious to Hawai'i. Hālau O 'Aulani was founded in 1996 by Ku'ulei Stockman and Margo Schlotterbeck for the sole purpose of creating a learning environment for students interested in the preservation of the multi-faceted cultures of Hawai'i with primary emphasis on the Hawaiian culture. Recorded on the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on May 18, 2014.

Bahamian Junkanoo Parade

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Junkanoo is a Bahamian street parade featuring colorful and elaborate costumes and floats. Performed every Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day, Junkanoo is a masquerade tradition that draws on The Bahamas' West African ancestral roots and is a public celebration of Bahamian identity and artistic expression. These scenes were filmed during the opening procession at the 1994 Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. Master Bahamian drum maker John Chipman explains the role of drums in Junkanoo and drum-making techniques used in The Bahamas. A higher resolution version of this video can be viewed at: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/ Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

Cercando un

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
This podcast features Cercando un Ago (1959) by Joan Mitchell.

Physicists Try to Make Star Trek's Warp Drive a Reality

Smithsonian Channel
In Star Trek, an antimatter warp drive allows the Enterprise starship to travel the universe effortlessly, but is this faster-than-light propulsion system actually possible? From: THE REAL STORY: Star Trek

Witness to Disaster

Smithsonian Channel
Max Coleman describes watching as the Hindenburg burst into flames and passengers threw their belongings, their children, and themselves from the windows of the burning ship. From: HINDENBURG: THE UNTOLD STORY

National Design Awards 2011 - Winners' Panel

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Live webcast of the National Design Awards Winners' Panel, part of National Design Week 2011.

Happy 3D Printing Day: Interview with GE designer Justin Gambone (part 2)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Justin Gambone, Edison Engineer Additive Manufacturing Lab at GE Global Research, talks about developing a 3D part based on a silver matchsafe, "Serpent and Fruit", ca. 1900, from Cooper-Hewitt's collection.

Smithsonian Global Chinese

Smithsonian Institution
Footage Courtesy of: Smithsonian Channel George Stoyle Compass Films Camera Klaus Reisinger and U Khin Maunk Gyu Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Interactive Media Concept, Design and Production by Local Projects Pen initial concept Local Projects with Diller Scofidio + Renfro Special Thanks to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Digital Experience supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies Folklife Festival Videography and Editing: Albert Tong The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Photos by Joshua Eli Cogan, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives SERC, Hutomo Wicaksono, and the Freer| Sackler Galleries of Asian Art, and the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office.

School Board Meeting, Part 4

Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
School Board meeting, part 4 Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Series AM History, ACMA AV003205

Harlem Focus | MTA Harlem: Architecture, the Artist, and Decorative Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Artist Shinique Smith has been commissioned by the MTA's Arts for Transit program to integrate her art-inspired design into architectural elements of the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot. John Reddick will speak with Smith about how this project evolved, and how this public structure will incorporate contemporary innovations in building technology and art-related enhancement. The Harlem Focus series is made possible through the generous support of Target.

Battle of Okinawa in Color (Full Episode)

Smithsonian Channel
Okinawa was the site of the last battle of WWII. Through it all, cameramen risked their lives to film the conflict, from land combat to kamikaze attacks. See the footage they captured and experience this battle the way the soldiers saw it - in color. From the Show: Battle of Okinawa in Color

Human Exploration: The Journey Continues. Part 4 - There Are These Moments In Our Lives

National Air and Space Museum
In July 2012, student researcher delegations from across America came to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to participate in the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference. Dr. Jeff Goldstein, the Center Director for the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) gave the keynote address to conference attendees in the Milestones of Flight gallery, in front of the Apollo 11 Columbia Module. Dr. Goldstein's talk is designed to inspire this next generation of America's scientists and engineers. Human Exploration: The Journey Continues is meant to demonstrate what humans, as a species of explorers, have achieved, illustrating a continuum of exploration that celebrates the past, embraces the present, and inspires the future. This video series is told in five chapters. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum ( and the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (/ are partnering on two Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education programs meant to inspire and engage America's next generation of scientists and engineers: The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), provides over 10,000 grade 5-12 students each year the ability to do authentic research, and propose microgravity experiments to fly to the International Space Station; Family Science Night at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum provides an after-hours school field trip designed for family learning to the most visited aviation and space Museum on Earth. Over 400 students, parents, and teachers attend each evening and are treated to a very personal view of exploration on the frontier, and the spellbinding, wondrously human stories behind the machines that changed the world. TO TEACHERS: You are invited to share these videos with your classes and have a discussion about the nature and history of human exploration, and the joys of learning. Additional curricular materials are available at: link forthcoming More on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program: YouTube Playlist from the 2012 SSEP Conference at the Museum: More on the Family Science Night Program:

How MH370 Will Affect the Safety of Your Next Flight

Smithsonian Channel
In the wake of MH370's disappearance, a number of new safety implements are being consider by the airline industry, including a self-ejecting black box. Catch Malaysia 370: The Plane That Vanished on Saturday, April 19th at 7PM ET, only on Smithsonian Channel. From: MALAYSIA 370: THE PLANE THAT VANISHED

Our America Audio Podcast - Elizabeth Broun, works by Margarita Cabrera

Smithsonian American Art Museum
This audio podcast series discusses artworks and themes in the exhibition "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In this episode, museum director Elizabeth Broun discusses sculptures by Margarita Cabrera. Artwork:

Patterns of Health and Wellbeing 06: Environmental Health in Eco-connection

National Museum of the American Indian
Health issues among American Indians, such as diabetes and substance abuse, are reaching epidemic levels. The majority of governmental and externally driven responses to these health issues have focused on the physical aspects of disease. Much less research has been done on the relationships between culture and health within Native communities. This symposium presents a report on active collaborations between Native community members and researchers that focus on the distinct cultural values about wellbeing held by Native communities in solving serious health issues. Cosponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In this section Jennie R. Joe (Navajo) speaks on Environmental Health: Healing in Eco-connection. Jennie Joe (Navajo) is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, and directs the Native American Research and Training Center. She is also a faculty member in American Indian Studies. In addition to a number of research reports, articles, and book reviews, Joe also has over 20 chapters published in edited books. She serves on a number of national and international committees and boards. American Indian Studies courses she has taught include: Living in the Place of the Sacred, Research Methods and Health Research, Health Policies and Indian Health, and Health Policies and Culture: The Navajo Example. As a researcher, she has been and continues to be involved in a number of health-related studies that are conducted in cooperation with tribal groups throughout the country. Patterns of Health and Wellbeing: An Intercultural Symposium was webcast from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Rasmuson Theater on April 11, 2014.

Space Scoop: Beyond the Horizon

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
It took some pretty impressive technology to get these pictures, which wasn't available to our ancient ancestors.

Charles Adams, "Rydberg EIT"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Lecture II Part II Charles Adams, Durham University, lecturing during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona January 4-12,2014.

How John Dillinger Became Public Enemy No. 1

Smithsonian Channel
Entering the Indiana State Reformatory in 1924 as a petty thief, John Dillinger left as a hardened and dangerous criminal. Countless bank robberies and prison breaks later, he soon sealed his fate as one of the nation's most notorious criminals. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Indiana

Muscogee Creek Festival - 6 Retiring of Colors

National Museum of the American Indian
Mvskoke Etvlwv: Muscogee Creek Festival is a celebration by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma of its tribal history, heritage and culture. At the close of the festival day, the Muscogee Nation Honor Guard perform the Retiring of Colors. The festival was webcast and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on November 15, 2014.

Artlab Minute 6-20-13

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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