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American Indian beliefs about the eclipse

National Museum of the American Indian
The museum asked people, “Does your tribe have any beliefs or protocols concerning the eclipse?” Here are some of the replies.

Do American Indians Celebrate Thanksgiving?

National Museum of the American Indian
The first Thanksgiving re-enacted in classrooms is romanticized beyond recognition—understandably so, as the true story is far too sad for young children. Readers offer their thoughts on how we can understand our shared history better, and how we can still be thankful.

Do American Indians celebrate Thanksgiving?

National Museum of the American Indian
The story of the first Thanksgiving re-enacted in classrooms throughout the United States has been romanticized beyond recognition. Understandably so, as the actual history of Native–non-Native relationships in Colonial New England is far too sad for young children. But stereotypical "historic" presentations do damage, as well.

Do American Indians celebrate the 4th of July?

National Museum of the American Indian
History explains why Native nations first began to hold ceremonies and gatherings on the 4th of July. Here, American Indians share their personal thoughts on the day and how their families observe it.

Do American Indians celebrate the 4th of July?

National Museum of the American Indian
A little history explains how many Native nations and tribes came to celebrate Independence Day. Contemporary American Indians share their personal thoughts on the holiday and how they observe it.

The American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian

American Indian Nurses Association

National Museum of the American Indian

The Artist Leadership Program and the Institute for American Indian Arts, 2015

National Museum of the American Indian
Tania Larsson (left) and Lee Palma at the museum's Cultural Resources Center. The Artist Leadership Program (ALP) of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) seeks to inspire new generations of artists; to mentor young people through pride in...

Thinking about the Indian Removal Act, at the National Archives Museum and National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian
The Indian Removal Act appears in two major exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian—"Nation to Nation" and the upcoming "Americans." Writer Dennis Zotigh considers the museum's perspectives on the act after seeing the original document at the National Archives.

Q&A: Indian American Tennis Champion Rajeev Ram

Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project
Indian American tennis player Rajeev Ram visited Washington D.C. last week for the Citi Open tournament.  His trophy from the 2009 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation. Interview conducted by Summer 2013 intern Nimita Uberoi Do you see yourself as a role […]

American Indian Man n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white collodion glass negative

American Indian Man n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white collodion glass negative

American Indian Man n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Deteriorating Image

Black and white gelatin glass negative

American Indian Man n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white collodion glass negative

American Indian Man n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white collodion glass negative

American Indian Man, D n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Written on label pasted to original glass negative.

Original Number 16098.

Black and white collodion glass negative

American Indian Man, D n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Written on label pasted to original glass negative.

Original Number 16098.

Black and white collodion glass negative

American Indian

National Portrait Gallery

Four American Indian Men n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Deteriorating Image

Black and white gelatin glass negative

All in Partial Native Dress with Headdresses and Ornaments, One with Bear Claw Necklace and Peace Medal, Two Holding Pipes, One Holding Tomahawk, One Holding Fan, One Holding Bag

American Indian Man (profile) n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white collodion glass negative

American Indian Man (front) n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white collodion glass negative

American Indian

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Blouse with a round neckline and stitched pleats on either shoulder. Three snap closures on left proper shoulder. Long sleeved with banded cuff and snap closure. At the waist, belt loops are sewn on the seam.

Q&A: Indian American Tennis Champion Rajeev Ram

Smithsonian Indian American Heritage Project
Indian American tennis player Rajeev Ram visited Washington D.C. last week for the Citi Open tournament.  His trophy from the 2009 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation. Interview conducted by Summer 2013 intern Nimita Uberoi Do you see yourself as a role […]

Seven American Indian Men n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Deteriorating Image

Original Number 48861.

Black and white gelatin glass negative

One in Partial Native Dress, Two with Ornaments, One with Breastplate and Holding Tomahawk

At far right, Sass-wain, or Man Afraid of His Trail, also called Henry Potra. Tribe suggested, and one member of group identified from Bureau of American Ethnology Negative 554-a and -b, Sass-wain or Man Afraid of His Trail, also known as Henry Potra, Pembina Band of Chippewa.
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