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Sep 19, 2014, 21:45 ET
"The Great Smoke" case features a series of pipes and pipe bags as part of The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian's latest exhibition, "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations." Smoking played an important role at the Horse Creek Treaty gathering. The exhibition opens to the public at the National Museum of the American Indian on September 21, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Smithsonian National Museum...)

National Museum of the American Indian Launches Pivotal Exhibition to Celebrate 10 Years on the National Mall

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will open "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian...

Jul 10, 2014, 14:48 ET
Rebecca Moore, founder of Google Earth Outreach and Google Earth Engine, shows Brazilian Amazon Chief Almir Surui how to use Google Earth. Moore will speak at NMAI’s July 18 symposium, Energy for Change: Green Leaders Building a Sustainable Future. (Photo by Andrea Ribeiro. Cacoal, Brazil.) (PRNewsFoto/Smithsonian National Museum)

Living Earth Symposium Features Three Women Championing Sustainability in Indigenous Communities

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will present the symposium "Energy for Change: Green Leaders Building a Sustainable...

Mar 25, 2013, 16:27 ET

Cerámicas Proporcionan una Visión a la Vida Dinámica e Historia de Siete Países Centroamericanos

El Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano de la Institución Smithsonian y el Centro Latino Smithsonian en Washington, D.C., presentan...

Mar 25, 2013, 16:09 ET

Ceramics Provide a View into the Dynamic Life and History of Seven Central American Countries

Exhibition Highlights a World-renowned Collection of Rarely Seen Objects The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the...

Feb 05, 2013, 10:32 ET

Racist Stereotypes In Sports Discussed At Smithsonian Symposium

Native American Mascot Controversy Takes Center Stage at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian  The Smithsonian's...

Jan 24, 2013, 07:00 ET
Join the conversation on #RacistSportsLogos Thursday, Feb. 7 from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.  Learn the true origins of "Native American" mascots with sports writers, scholars, tribal leaders and civil-rights activists. The program will include a lively community conversation about the Washington NFL team's name and logo. For more information, visit www.AmericanIndian.si.edu  (Illustration by Aaron Sechrist).  (PRNewsFoto/The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)

Native American Mascot Controversy Takes Center Stage at the National Museum of the American Indian

Commentators and Community Members Discuss Stereotypes in Sports at the Smithsonian  The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American...

Dec 19, 2012, 15:33 ET

National Museum of the American Indian Hosts Multicultural Festival and Ball as Part of Inaugural Events

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will host "Out of Many: A Multicultural Festival of Music, Dance and Story" from Friday,...

Oct 22, 2012, 14:33 ET

Native American Mascot Controversy Takes Center Stage at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Commentators and Community Members Discuss Stereotypes in Sports The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents "Racist...

Sep 27, 2012, 17:24 ET

Norse Voyages and Inuit Mythology Merge in Contemporary Art Exhibition

Inuvialuit Sculptor Abraham Anghik Ruben Showcases Works of Stone and Bronze The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian...

May 09, 2012, 16:33 ET
Legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe of the Sac and Fox tribe runs during track practice at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, where he would earn gold medals in both the pentathlon and decathlon, the first and only Olympian to accomplish such a feat. (Photo courtesy of Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, Pa.) (PRNewsFoto/Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian)

Native American Olympians Celebrated at New Smithsonian Exhibition

Honored Athletes Include Jim Thorpe, Billy Mills and Duke Kahanamoku  On the 100th anniversary of the Olympic Games in which athletes...

Dec 01, 2011, 14:22 ET

National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates Menominee Nation Cultural Day

Dancing, Singing and Drumming Performances Honor the Wisconsin Tribe's Heritage    The Smithsonian's National Museum of the...

Oct 19, 2011, 12:30 ET

D.C. Mounted Police and Crow Nation Equestrian Celebrate Horses on the Mall

National Museum of the American Indian Opens Exhibition with Color Guard Ceremony To celebrate the opening of "A Song for the Horse Nation," a...

Oct 18, 2011, 09:33 ET

Press Preview Advisory: A Song for the Horse Nation

The following is being released today by Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian: WHAT: Press Preview WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 -...

Oct 11, 2011, 12:36 ET

National Museum of the American Indian Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian announced that it has been awarded a LEED Silver rating established by the U.S. Green...

Sep 29, 2011, 09:30 ET

Fact or Fiction: National Museum of the American Indian Hosts Law Symposium

Scholars to Discuss How U.S. History Has Shaped Native American Jurisprudence The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian hosts...

Aug 30, 2011, 12:04 ET

National Museum of the American Indian and Washington International Horse Show Team Up to Celebrate Horses

Exhibition Grand Opening Oct. 29-30 and Free Kids' Day The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington International...

Aug 30, 2011, 10:16 ET

UPDATED: "A Song for the Horse Nation" Gallops into Washington

D.C. Venue Doubles Exhibition Space, Adds 15 Major Works The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., opens a...

Aug 23, 2011, 14:14 ET

"A Song for the Horse Nation" Gallops into Washington

D.C. Venue Doubles Exhibition Space, Adds 15 Major Works The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., opens a...

Jul 11, 2011, 16:12 ET

National Museum of the American Indian Hosts Climate Change Symposium

Panelists Include Jeremy Rifkin, Gregory Cajete and Melissa K. Nelson The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will host a...

Jul 05, 2011, 17:48 ET

National Museum of the American Indian Hosts Inka Road Satellite Chats

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a series of public satellite broadcasts with a multinational team of...