National Museum of the Native American Indian
The National Museum of the Native American Indian is one of the newest divisions of the Smithsonian Institution, committed to researching and advancing knowledge about the Native Peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Opened in Washington in 2004, the Museum of the American Indian features eye-opening exhibits of Native historical and contemporary culture and life, showing artifacts from centuries-old tribal totems to modern artworks from all over North and South America. Designed in consultation with Native communities and individuals, the seemingly wind-sculpted stone-faced building is set among naturalistic seasonal landscaping to harmonize both with the Earth and with the Washington, D.C. landmarks surrounding it on the National Mall.
- Learn the full story of Native peoples in the Americas
- See the influences of Native cultures on American society
- Discover the struggles and opportunities of life in contemporary Native communities
For more information, visit the official website at www.nmai.si.edu