National Museum of the American Indian

I'm a big museum person and was delighted to hear that there was a museum dedicated to Native Americans - their culture and art - on the western edge of downtown Indianapolis, in White River State Park.
Nation to Nation; Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, the recently installed exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian, is one of the most difficult and troubling exhibitions I've ever experienced. It is also the best history exhibition I've seen at the Smithsonian.
Rakesh Satyal is the author of the novel Blue Boy, a gender-bending comedy about a gay Indian American boy who thinks that
The complex legal history of the federal government's connection to Native American tribes was on display in separate events last week, neither shining a positive light on this continuum of American history, but both sowing the seeds for a more positive future.
Every American Indian person at the powwow is connected, and is making a statement that American Indian people are still here. This is our celebration of life past, present and future.
As Virginia institutions celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pocahontas-Rolfe marriage this year, a crucial event in the Commonwealth's venerable self-image, we should recognize that existing Native traditions put it in a very different perspective.
I was lucky enough to be invited to write on a topic I care deeply about, and my story about Native American Heritage Month
Meanwhile, Washington has gone Harry crazy ahead of the younger British prince's visit. The ginger royal is expected to tour
If you're like me, and you're honest with yourself, you probably know painfully little about the pre-Hispanic civilizations and legacies of Central America. Suffice it to say that Central America has historically received little attention.
Despite great odds, dance remains a vibrant, meaningful and diverse form of cultural expression in many Native communities throughout the Americas.
From Yucatan to Honduras and centrally throughout Guatemala, the new scholarship on Maya is a veritable industry. Confounding clarity, popular media culture has run amok with the prophetic day.
Much harm has been done to generations of Indian people by perpetuating negative and harmful images in young minds. Presenting Thanksgiving to children as primarily a happy time trivializes our shared history and teaches a half-truth.
Much of traditional Lakota culture was threatened in the early 1900s. After the Lakota people were placed on reservations in the late 1800s, the U.S. government forbade their language and ceremonial life.
This week's been a bit hectic for me, but that made having today off for museum-going all the sweeter. I came up with the idea of making a list of 10 things at the Smithsonian Institution's various museums and other facilities that make me smile.
Ahead of next week's All Nations Skate Jam national championships in New Mexico, the National Museum of the American Indian