Austronesian people began to arrive in Taiwan around 6,000 years ago, giving rise to the indigenous culture that still exists in the Central Mountain Range and along the eastern coastal areas of the island. Among the 19 tribes remaining nowadays, nine have managed to preserve their distinct customs and languages relatively well. These nine tribes are the Saisiat, Atayal, Tsou, Bunun, Ami, Rukai, Puyuma, Paiwan, and Yami.
The brand-new Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines houses a refined collection of 1,000 artifacts, mainly from these nine tribes. First of its kind in Taiwan, the museum is also dedicated to preserving indigenous culture and enhancing understanding among the different ethnic groups.
Celebrating Maine's Native American Heritage. Discover 10,000 years of Indian culture, history and art through changing exhibits, hands-on programs and workshops taught by Native artists, at this award-winning trailside museum.
ACES MUSEUM Honoring Black and Minority Veterans of World War II & Their Families is home to Parker Hall, a functioning U.S.O. for black soldiers during WWII. Asian, Hispanic & Latino, Native American Exhibits highlight the efforts of this multicultural museum. Parker Hall was certified historical in 2002 by the Germantown Historical Society. ACES’s motto: Respect The Past, Nurture The Future.
The Amerind Foundation, Inc. is a private, nonprofit archaeological research facility and museum devoted to the study and
interpretation of Native American cultures. Amerind is located in Southeastern Arizona in the beautiful Dragoon Mountains.
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum stands against towering rock formations in the Mojave Desert. The large boulders become a portion of its interior while timbers from Joshua trees cover supports for its roof. This folk art structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors will find the history of the Museum and the collections it houses both colorful and varied. Includes online database of museum collections.
The Museum's focus is on the study of Southwestern Indian cultures. The collections include prehistoric, historic and modern artifacts, photographs, archives, and sound recordings. Included are some 25,000 ethnographic objects, 150,000 artifacts from archaeological excavations, an archives with 1300 linear feet of documents, and 175,000 historic and contemporary photographic images.
The Árnesinga Folk Museum is located at "The House", built in 1765 and one
of the oldest surviving buildings in Iceland. Exhibits show local history and trace the
different roles that The House has played during its long life.
Trophies of Honor is a project to chronicle and preserve indigenous culture and Art by presenting museum quality works on the Internet in exhibition form. Special Thanks To The FineArt Forum and Paul Brown for helping Trophies of Honor become a dream realized.
Ataloa Lodge Museum is American Indian founded, maintained, and operated.
Small museum huge collection, over 20,000 items of American Indian culture. Located on the historic campus of Bacone College,Muskogee,Oklahoma
Jeannette O. and Harry D. Ayer donated their large collection of Ojibwa arts and crafts to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1959. For many years, the Ayers acquired items made by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa for their personal collection and for resale at their trading post. The collection contains many excellent examples of traditional Ojibwa objects such as bandolier bags, moccasins, belts and bands.
Every organization has a unique story
waiting to be explored. Preserving and
showcasing these stories provides a
firm foundation from which any
organization can thrive and grow.
Bevara was founded, ten years ago, to
assist with these important tasks. Our
clients include museums,
governments and individuals on four
continents whose missions are as
varied as their budgets. Recognizing
the fact that the staff and volunteers
of smaller organizations have many
responsibilities and often find
themselves engaged in projects
outside their areas of expertise, Bevara
offers half and full day seminars
covering numerous aspects of
Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop,
the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family.
The Museum was originally established to house the large collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the
Princess, and has since expanded to include over 2 million artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawai`i and other
Pacific island cultures.
The museum provides information on the Cheyenne and the Battle of the Washita as well as other local history items. The nearby battle site is under development by the National Park Service. An interpretative center is planned on site in the next few years. New temporary exhibits on the battle are planned to be on line by fall of 1999.
Burarra Gathering is an online
exhibition that shares some of
the traditional knowledge and
technology of the Burarra people
of remote northern Australia.
The exhibition uses high quality
Flash animation to take the user
to visit the Burarra people on
The exhibition was made in
cooperation with the Burarra
With its emphasis on interactive hands-on learning, the Canadian Children's Museum seeks to enrich children's
lives, broaden their cultural experience and provide them with a creative space in which to learn about the world.
As the national museum of human history, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is committed to fostering in all Canadians a sense of their common
identity and their shared past. At the same time, it hopes to promote understanding between the various cultural groups that are part of Canadian
The Cayuga Museum of History and Art, a non-profit organization housed in the former Willard/Case estate, promotes the study and research of history, art, and science (with a particular interest in the early development of motion pictures) as they are directly related to Cayuga County and within the Finger Lakes region. To accomplish its purpose, the museum provides access to the collections, and develops and sponsors programs for the education and enjoyment of the public related to the scope of its collections.
"We're Still Here" Online Exhibit
Contemporary Indigenous New England Artists.
This Web gallery is based on the exhibit of the same name that was on display at the University of New Hampshire Museum from Sept. 24-Dec. 22, 2005. It features the work of various contemporary indigenous New England artists, including bead and leatherwork by Chris Bullock, basketry by Newt Washburn, and many others. Some historic items are featured as well.
Includes Chickasaw Legends, Customs, and Cultural Characteristics. Elders are encouraged to participate by the staff and the elders have been extremely helpful in identifying significant aspects of Chickasaw life, authenticating projects, activities, and objects which are significant for the museums. The staff conducts in-home visits with the elders and visits to senior citizens community centers.
Operated by the Department of Anthroplogy at the University of Memphis. Within the 187 acre tract, located just south of Memphis, Tennessee, lies the C.H. Nash Museum and a reconstructed 15th century Native American village located on an actual archaeological site, now known as Chucalissa.
This website includes information about the Chumash people's daily lives, as well as resources archived by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Visit the museum and experience the Chumash people, "the ones who make shell bead money."
At Colonial Williamsburg, the 18th century comes to life. Come visit Colonial Williamsburg of yesterday and today. Historical Almanack Sample the depth of resources Colonial Williamsburg has to offer in the Historical Almanack. Plan your 20th-Century Visit of the historic capital. Learn what to see, where to stay, and what you can expect in a typical day about town. Meet the people, experience colonial life, see the places, and browse the colonial dateline.
Conner Prairie, an Earlham Museum, is an AAM accredited open-air living history museum located in Fishers, Indiana. It serves as a local, regional,
and national center for research and education about the lives, times, attitudes, and values of early 19th-century settlers in the Old Northwest
Territory, based upon the Indiana experience. Conner Prairie features a modern Museum Center, special facilities, and four historic areas: the 1836
village of Prairietown, the 1823 William and Elizabeth Conner Home, the Pioneer Adventure Area and the new Lenape Camp & McKinnen's Trading
Post. The museum and historic areas are set on a 210 acre site featuring wooded areas and orchards along the White River in central Indiana.
This fifteenth century Iroquoian Village was reconstructed on its original site to create a unique opportunity to expand our understanding and appreciation of Ontario's original people. Three sources of information are being used to reconstruct the village. Archaeological data determined the exact location of the main structures along with other inground features such as fire pits and posts. Historical documentation (the records of Jesuits and early explorers) provided details of the above ground portions of the longhouses, palisade walls and smaller village structures. Finally, the native peoples of today who carry on the traditions of their ancestors help us gain a stronger appreciation of native culture and its unique relationship with Mother Earth.
Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one
of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to
explore the world of the American Indian in an awe inspiring journey through 12,000 years of human
experience in the Illinois River Valley.
DIEGO RIVERA (1886-l957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest artists in the XXth century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico, in 1892 he moved to Mexico City with his family. He studied in the San Carlos Academy and in the carving workshop of artist José Guadalupe Posada, whose influence was decisive.
About 6,000 years ago, Taiwan's first inhabitants arrived, most likely from the southeast of China. These aboriginal tribes, now distributed mainly among Taiwan's mountainous areas and along the East Coast, have for many years struggled to prevent the disappearance of their languages and traditions. Today, due to government intervention and education, there is increasing interest in Taiwan's aboriginal culture. For those wanting to learn about the island's Aborigines, a good place to start is the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines in Taipei.
The Eiteljorg Museum is unique, one of two museums east of the
Mississippi with both Native American and Western art.
The Native American collection includes
pottery, basketry, sculpture and other
artifacts from all 10 North American
native cultural areas.
The Field Museum was incorporated in the State of
Illinois on September 16, 1893 as the Columbian
Museum of Chicago with its purpose the "accumulation
and dissemination of knowledge, and the
preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating
art, archaeology, science and history."
Online Exibitions - Legends of Our Times: Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and Plateau; From Time Immemorial: Tsimshian Prehistory; Wave Eaters: Native Watercraft in Canada; Storytelling: The Art of Knowledge - and much more.
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum and Center for the Study of Indian Territory exists to preserve the heritage and culture of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. The Museum hosts cultural/educational events and competitive art shows through out the year. The student art show, held each spring, serves to support and cultivate new artists within the Five Civilized Tribes; while, the Master's show hosted in the fall recognizes the talent, determination and spirit of the seasoned Native artisian. We invite you to visit our Museum located in Muskogee, Oklahoma or stop by our web site fivetribes.com to explore our committment to the preservation of Native American history and culture.
The McClung Museum is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, medicine, local history,
and natural history. The exhibits document ways of life, cultural trends, and technologies from prehistoric times to the present day,
and showcase much of Tennessee's past -- its geology, history, art, and culture. The McClung Museum is a special place -- a place of
discovery, a place to learn about the world around us.
At Brown University - The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology was founded in the early 1900s as the private collection of Rudolf F. Haffenreffer. It was originally named the King Philip Museum because of its location on the Mount Hope Grant, which in the 17th century was the head quarters of Metacom, the Wampanoag chief (commonly known to theEnglish and to students of history as King Philip). Located in Bristol, RI, the Mount Hope Grant is 18 miles from the University.
The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection of artifacts and art. The mission and philosophy of the Heard today is to promote appreciation and respect for Native people and their cultural heritage, with emphasis on the traditional cultures of the Greater Southwest and on the evolving Native American Fine Art Movement.
Welcome to the home page for The High Desert Museum, a living experience in Western history, Native American cultures, art and wildlife. A 'living,' participatory museum of the cultural and natural history of the arid Intermountain West, which includes portions of eight western states and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Visit a time & place where recycling, organic gardens, herbal medicines, & natural fibers were New World, not New Age. Historic St. Mary's City is an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology, all set in a beautiful Tidewater landscape. Lord Baltimore's 17th-century capital stands ready to be rediscovered. Exhibits at the outdoor museum include the square-rigged ship, the Maryland Dove, Godiah Spray's fine tobacco plantation, the reconstructed State House of 1676, a Woodland Indian hamlet, and much more.
The Hudson Museum shares the University of Maine's commitment
to serve the public by being the gateway for people in Maine to
explore and understand the diversity of human experience. The
museum acquires, documents, preserves, scientifically investigates,
interprets and exhibits material culture. The museum offers
permanent, temporary and outreach exhibits, guided tours, teacher
workshops, lectures, children's programs and training in museum
Representing Canada's beginning with the life of the Huron people prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Behind the palisade walls of the Village our visitors can explore longhouses, play huron games and listen to the shaman's chants. Close your eyes and drift back in time over 500 years! Then examine our extensive collection of native artifacts which date back over ten thousand years.
Visitors to the main museum site in Springfield are treated to world renowned natural history exhibits and a wonderful view of the arts within and
beyond Illinois' borders. Educational programs, films, and lectures enhance the changing exhibitions and the vast array of collections.
Anadarko Oklahoma - Take a mini tour of the seven replicas of Indian villages in the heart of Indian City USA. By sharing information passed down to them by ancestors, Indian guides make the villages come to life with details of their the customs and beliefs.
Many centuries before European explorers found their way to the western hemisphere, the Pueblo Indians of what is now New Mexico developed a distinctive and complex civilization. These peace loving people created an urban life in harmony with the environment and with each other. Their religion was pantheistic and deeply spiritual and constituted an important part of daily life, within which they created an equitable government, a magnificent architecture, intensive agriculture with a sophisticated irrigation system and a highly developed art in pottery, weaving, jewelry, leather work and other crafts.
The Indian Village at Moundville Archaeological Park provides an opportunity to look into the past lifeways of the prehistoric Mississippian peoples. Each house in the village has a separate theme that depicts the daily life of the people that lived here prior to European arrival in the Americas. The new John and Delia Roberts Crafts Pavilions are used to demonstrate Native American lifeways to the park visitor. The pavilions also serve as outdoor classrooms and demonstration areas for our Native American artists-in-residence.
The Inner Mongolia Museum is located in Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China. The museum houses an exquisite collection of items dating from Pre-historic to modern times. Most of the pieces are concerned with the Altaic Cultures and cultures found in the area of what is today Northern China.
Committed to research, interpret, teach, and preserve the histories and cultures of Native American peoples. Although New England’s First Inhabitants receive primary emphasis, Institute programs also encompass, for comparative study, the vast diversity of indigenous populations throughout the Americas.
The IAIA Museum is home to the National Collection of Contemporary Indian Art, the most comprehensive collection of contemporary Indian art presented from an Indian perspective. The collection contains over 8,000 items including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, prints, photographs, drawings, weaving, costumes, other art objects, and historical material. It is a living document of the explorations in creativity that is inspirational for future generations of Indian artists. The collections represent the best works produced by the alumni and students of IAIA and contributing Indian artists from over 100 Indian nations.
The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, founded in 1984, is a component of the Department of Art of The University of Memphis, in
Memphis, Tennessee (USA), and is a Tennessee Center of Excellence. It is dedicated to the study of the art and culture of ancient Egypt
through teaching, research, exhibition, and community education. As part of its teaching and research, the Institute conducts an epigraphic
survey in the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt.
The Institute's collection of antiquities resides in the Art Museum of The University of Memphis. Over 150 objects range in date from 3500
B.C.E. to 700 C.E. There are mummies, religious and funerary items, jewelry, and objects from everyday life.
Iroquois Indian Museum in upstate New York exhibits contemporary art and crafts of the Six Iroquois Nations. Exhibits also include local archaelogy and Iroquois history. Annual Festivals, Children's hands-on Museum, 45 acre Nature Park.
Through the preservation and interpretation of Southwest and Plains tribal art and
artifacts, the Koshare Indian Museum:
Provides a practical educational experience to visitors and residents of all ages and
Offers a Scouting program aimed at enhancing the lives of youth through an
appreciation for and interpretation of the arts, cultures, and dances of Native
The Lake of the Woods Museum, located in Kenora, Ontario, exists to collect and preserve any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of Kenora (originally called Rat Portage), Keewatin and Lake of the Woods. To that end, artifacts, and archival material relating to the area's progress in exploration, settlement, population, wealth, education, arts, industry, trade, transportation and any other area illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities have been preserved.
Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, tells the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. The 1700 Ioway Indian Village shows how Iowa's first farmers worked the rich black soil.
a collection of interactive stories and games on indigenous games and sports including the 'Sacred Run', lacrosse, canoeing, kayaking, archery, and other Métis and Inuit games. Visitors can guide a kayak through rapids, shoot arrows at targets and try to piece together the bones of seal fin puzzle.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, a new state-of-the-art, tribally owned-and-operated complex, brings to life the story of
the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and serves as a major resource on the history of the Tribe, the histories and cultures of other tribes,
and the region's natural history. It opened to the public on August 11, 1998.
Want to take a trip around the
world? Then check out the
Mathers Museum of World
Cultures, at Indiana University.
The Museum has exhibits,
events, and educational programs
that give you a chance to learn
more about objects from Australia
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, holds over 10 million individual items in its archaeological , ethnological , archival, photo and
skeletal collections. The collections come from all parts of the world, but have a Southwestern emphasis. The Maxwell is the only museum in the Southwest whose
mission encompasses the entire history of mankind and culture around the world.
The collections of the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University span the globe and the
centuries. Housed in a distinguished building by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Carlos
maintains the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast with objects from ancient Egypt,
Greece, Rome, the Near East, and the ancient Americas. The Museum is also home to collections of
19th and 20th-century sub-Saharan African art and European and American works on paper from the
Renaissance to the present.
Selected History of
American Indian Activities
and Collections at the MSU
The Michigan State
University Museum not only
has significant holdings of
Native American materials
(especially baskets and
quilts), but it also has a
long-standing history for
exhibitions and programs
that broaden academic
attention to and general
public appreciation of the
artistic contributions of
minority and previously
The Indian Center Museum, located at the Mid-America All-Indian
Center, preserves and showcases the heritage of the Native American
tribes of North America. Permanent and rotating exhibits of both
traditional artifacts and contemporary art depict Native American
cultures of both past and present. The exhibits provide insight into the
culture and forces which were responsible for the survival, diversity,
and unique achievements of our Native People.
The Mille Lacs Indian Museum, which
opened May 18, 1996, offers exhibits
dedicated to telling the story of the Band.
Trace their journey to settle in Northern
Minnesota, learn about their fate during a
period of treaties made and broken, and
follow their story up to the present. Videos,
computer interactives, listening stations and
objects reveal information about the Band's
life today, from how dance traditions are
carried on to members' interests in music to
Although collected purely for personal enjoyment by
Millicent Rogers and never envisioned as a
"museum" collection, her collections were
opened to the public in 1956 by her family,
as a way of sharing her vision. Since that
time, the Museum collections have grown
and expanded to encompass many areas
outside of Millicent Rogers' own interest,
and the Museum that bears her name is
today visited by thousands of visitors from
around the world each year. What began as
a personal quest for quality is today a proud
legacy of art, design, and craftsmanship that
captures the spirit of creativity of northern
Davison County, South Dakota - Life in the village revolved around a variety of subsistence activities. The women tended the fields along the river and creek floodplains, made pottery and sewed hides; the men conducted frequent hunting expeditions in search of buffalo, trapped smaller game, or fished. They also spent time making the necessary tools, such as projectile points, knives and scrapers, for processing the animals. The entire village helped in the construction of the lodges, gathering the timber for the support posts and roof, and mixing the clay and grass to plaster the lodge walls. Children were everywhere, chasing dogs and playing a variety of games, as well as learning from and helping the adults.
The Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum Education and Cultural Center is dedicated to increasing public awareness of Native American traditions, philosophy and art. Through exhibitions and programs, the Museum seeks to teach and inspire an understanding of the natural world, resource conservation and land stewardship as developed by native peoples over twenty thousand years.
The Museum of Anthropology is one of the major archaeological research and teaching facilities in the United States. This web site is designed to make available images and information about selected collections from the Museum holdings.
Older than the state of New Mexico itself, the Museum of New
Mexico houses the country's most intriguing collection of art, history
and culture in four museums and five monuments statewide. Come
discover the true heart and soul of the Southwest.
This is a revised version of a paper presented at the annual conference of CIDOC, the Documentation Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) held at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, on 26th September 1996. The audience contained some people who were very familiar with the Internet and others who had never used it, so this paper gives an introductory overview of the kind of resources which are available as well as referring to a few specific items as examples of interesting applications.
Founded in 1870 as the Historical Natural History and Library Society of South Natick, The Natick Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history and artifacts that contribute to an understanding of our local heritage.
American History Page - The Museum offers three floors of exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of American history, from "After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800" to the "Information Age: People, Information, and Technology."
At the Native American Heritage Museum in Highland, Kansas, is an award winning site! Honored with the American
Association for State and Local History Certificate of Commendation in 1997, the museum offers an exciting experience.
You'll discover stories about the people who were native to northeast Kansas, and learn more about those who lived in the
area for a time.
At the Museums of the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, you will find artifacts of American life and art that have enriched our culture through the centuries. Discover tradesmen's tools and everyday objects, Native American masterpieces and historic manuscripts, world-famous portraits and anonymous folk carvings -- each presented with a relevance and freshness for all to appreciate.
Carnegie Museum - Through exploration of four different visions of living in and with the natural world--those of the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, the Hopi of the Southwest, the Iroquois of the Northeast, and the Lakota of the Plains--North, South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World examines the belief systems, philosophies, and practical knowledge that guide Native peoples' interactions with the natural world.
This website features 660 selections from the Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits Database. The complete database at the Nova Scotia Museum is designed to be a reference catalogue, currently providing access to more than 1,100 extant Mi'kmaq portraits in different media.
The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute is a non-circulating collection of books and other publications relating to the ancient Near East for the reference and
research of Oriental Institute faculty, staff, students and members. Its materials span the history of the ancient Near East from prehistoric times through the Late
Antique period and reflect the interests and work of its users and benefactors. It is not a part of the University of Chicago Library System; the existence of a book,
journal or series in the Research Archives bears no relationship to the holdings of the University of Chicago Library System.
Inside the walls of this small building you will find over 100 pieces of the collection of John Bird, an early day Indian Trader, as well as many items made and used by the Osage Indians dating back to well before the establishment of the reservation in 1872.
This is an archeological site dedicated to educating the public about the Pawnee Nation's past, present, and future. The site is located on the grounds of an 1820s circa Kitkehahki Pawnee village. Evidence of this important village consists of earth lodge depressions, cache pit depressions, and remains of a fortification wall. A modern museum encloses the excavated floor of a 2000 sq. foot lodge. All items that were discovered have been left on the floor as they were found. Exhibits, artwork, and audio and video presentations help to tell the story of this great people. It is the only museum specifically for the Pawnee Nation.
The Native American art collection is the oldest ongoing collection of Native American art in the hemisphere. Totaling some 20,000 historic works from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries and 50,000 archaeological objects, the collection includes scores of masterworks from throughout North America. The collection was largely inaccessible, even to staff, until the recent completion of a major new storage vault.
We, the Penobscot Indian Nation, traditionally known as the pana'wahb'skk'eig, together with the Passamaqouddy,
Maliseet, and Mik Maq are collectively known as the Wabanaki Confederacy. The Penobscot Nation Museum is a
tax-exempt institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich cultural heritage of the Penobscot and Wabanaki
people. Currently, the museum houses collections that span thousands of years of Maine Native American history.
Our museum provides a repository for contemporary Wabanaki art, such as paintings, woodcarvings, and basketry,
demonstrating the strong connections we have with our ancestors and the earth.
Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic history is a non-profit oranization dedicated to the preservation, presentation and ecuation of photographic history. Included in the museums collections are many beautiful and rare photographs of Native Americans from as far back as 1839, when the first practical photographic process was invented. Through image collections, special exhibits and educational programs Photo Antiquities works to preserve not only photographic history, but world history and culture for the future to learn from and appreciate.
Gallery museum in the center of historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. Through its exhibition of Pilgrim possessions and Native American artifacts, Pilgrim Hall tells the stories of America’s founding and traditions in stirring detail.
The Plains Indian Ledger Art Digital Publishing Project represents a cooperative effort to publish scholarly electronic editions of important examples of
nineteenth century Plains Indian drawing done on paper. This genre, often called Ledger Art, formed a transitional genre of Plains Indian artistry corresponding to the
forced reduction of Plains tribes to government reservations, roughly between 1860 and 1900. Due to the destruction of the buffalo herds and other game animals of
the Great Plains by Anglo-Americans after the Civil War, painting on buffalo hide gave way to works on paper, muslin, canvas, and occasionally commercially
prepared cow or buffalo hides.
Currently, two ledger galleries are available, the Black Hawk "Dream Visions"Ledger, and the
Cheyenne Ledger (Morning Star)
The Plains Indian Museum, one of the five museums of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, features one of the country's largest and finest collections of Plains Indian art and artifacts. Through exhibitions, publications, and programs, the Museum explores the cultural histories, artistry and living traditions of Plains Indian people.
History, our story, be there at Plimoth Plantation, a world-class living history museum dedicated to retelling the bi-cultural story of the Wampanoag and English settlers in 17th century Plymouth colony.
Including exhibits on Plateau Indians and their manufacturing techniques of baskets, bags and doll cradles. Other exhibits on the Mexican American Community (1917-1950) Nuestros Antepasados as well as an exhibit on Inuit Artists of the Arctic.
This 1/4-mile loop trail begins at a reconstruction of a small MeWuk Indian village, including a cedar bark sweat house, dwelling, and acorn granary. Located on an actual prehistoric, summer camp site, a brochure guides you through facets of MeWuk Indian life, highlighting the MeWuk peoples' close relationship to the land. Pick-up a brochure at the trailhead.
Discover America's Past - Native American materials include some 250 items from a wide range of American cultures such as Plains costumes and accessories, saddles, and parfleches; Southwestern ceramics; and Northwest Coast baskets and woodcarvings. In addition, costume accessories of Native American beadwork made for sale to tourists can be found in the costume collection.
The Sherman Indian High School was one of several off-reservation boarding schools opened by the United States government in the late 1800s. The intention of these schools was to assimilate Native Americans into mainstream society.
The Sherman Indian Museum, located on the Sherman Indian High School grounds in Riverside, California, not only houses traditional Native American collections, it preserves more than a century of the school's student body history, heritage and pride.
Living in Ballance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache The culture and cultural perspectives of four Native American peoples of the Southwest are the focus of 'Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache.' The new exhibition, which opens May 20, 1995, looks at the sacred and cultural connection these Native Americans of the Southwest have with their environment. An Apache tipi and a Navajo hooghan framework, an illuminated walk-in sky theater, and more than 300 objects from the Museum's extensive archaeological and ethnographic Southwest collections offer insight and information about the history and cultural traditions of these native peoples.
by Alice Nash
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
(MPMRC) is an extraordinary, tribally owned-and-operated
museum of New England Indian history and culture, built at a
cost of $193.4 million. An antidote to museums featuring
Native artifacts removed from all cultural context, or
older-style dioramas depicting primitive, generic Indians, the
MPMRC delivers an impassioned message: "We are Pequot.
This is our land. We are still here." What is more, the museum
raises provocative questions about the historical process--what
we know about Indians and how we know it.
This is the tribal Museum of the Jatibonicu Taino Tribe of Boriken (Puerto Rico). It presents up to date information on tribal repatriation. It has a great number of pictures of Taino ceremonial objects from the Pre-Colubian period. Many of these objects are held at the National Museum of the American Indian and at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The Taino tribal museum is organized under the tribal nation's Indigenous Documentation Project.
The Lewis Henry Morgan Collection of mid-nineteenth century Iroquois materials was made by Morgan between 1849 and 1850 for the Historical and Antiquarian Collection of the New York State Cabinet of Natural History, which was to become the New York State Museum (NYSM).
The Southwest Museum holds one of the nation's most important museum, library, and archive collections related to the American Indian. In addition it has extensive holdings of Prehispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts. For eighty years it has supported research, publications, exhibitions, and other educational activities to advance the public's understanding and appreciation of the Americas, with particular emphasis on the Western United States and Mesoamerica.
The site is a powerful and evolving set of views - in text, image and visitor commentary - of the watershed Sullivan Clinton Campaign of 1779 and of its far-reaching consequences to the present day, as New York approaches its 225th anniversary commemoration this very summer.
Town Creek Indian Mound, Located outside Mt Gilead NC, is a reconstructed "South Appalachian Mississippian" center. Excavated for over fifty years, the site now offers a museum and orientation video, restrooms, and a stockaded center enclosing a reconstructed mound with town house, burial hut, and priest hut. The museum presents information on 12,000 years of Native habitation of the area with particular focus on the "Pee Dee Culture" responsible for construction the platform mound and enclosed center.
The U'mista Cultural Society was incorporated
under the British Columia Societies Act on March
22, 1974. Since that time it has worked towards fulfilling a
mandate to ensure the survival of all aspects
of the cultural heritage of the Kwakwaka'wakw.
There is a great place that will help you discover the wonderful heritage of your parents and grandparents -THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUM. Located in New York City, the "international" capital of the arts, the Museum concerns itself with the Ukrainian experience, past and present. In the Museum the emphasis is on the cultural legacy of a people whose thousand year journey through history abounds with grand, dramatic, turbulent and exciting events, as well as extraordinary accomplishments and achievements.
The University of Alaska Museum, located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is a major resource center for the public and for scholars. The Museum's mission is
to acquire, conserve, investigate, and interpret specimens and collections relating to the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage of Alaska and the Circumpolar North.
Through education, research, and public exhibits, the Museum serves the state, national, and international science programs. The Museum develops and uses
botanical, geological, zoological, and cultural collections; these collections form the basis for understanding past and present issues unique to the North and meeting
the challenges of the future.
The Woodland Cultural Centre, is a unique First Nations organization located on Six Nation's land in Brantford, Ontario. We provide a variety of services which reflect our community values in respect to culture, history and heritage. Our mandate is educational in nature and we offer programs to our member First Nations and to the general public. We take an integrated approach to culture and heritage, recognizing that contemporary life styles are rooted in ancient traditions. These traditions recognize the importance of the spiritual and the natural as well as human history and social arrangements.
Great dioramas and exhibits of the Museum tell the story of the Yakama Indian people by the Yakamas themselves.
Authentic Native American Cuisine, featuring Salmon, buffalo, and Indian fry bread.
Quality handmade Indian beadwork for which the Yakama people are famous. Also available: baskets, silver, books, posters, cards and clothing.
Full-service public library with an emphasis on Indian culture.
The Yakima Valley Museum offers historical displays focusing on the Yakima Valley -- its
natural history, Native American culture, early pioneer life, and the roots and development of
the Valley's fruit industry. The museum also has a superb collection of horse-drawn
vehicles, from stagecoaches to a hearse, a historical display on former resident, Supreme
Court Justice and environmentalist William O. Douglas, an interactive Children's Center, and
a changing schedule of special exhibitions.