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National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)

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Works: 338 works in 493 publications in 4 languages and 25,867 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Cookbooks  Juvenile works  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Music  Folklore  Guidebooks 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: E77, 970.00497
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Native universe : voices of Indian America( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in conjunction with the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian's new building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Native Universe offers readers a deeper understanding of Native philosophies, histories, and identities. Featuring essays by such distinguished Native Americans as Vine Deloria, Jr. (Standing Rock Sioux), Wilma Mankiller (Cherokee), Victor Montejo (Maya), and many more, Native Universe reveals the rich heritage and true diversity of the Indian Americas. Seneca author John C. Mohawk explores the profound meaning of ceremonial life and its intimate connections with the land, while Luci Tapahonso shows how ancestral traditions still shape modern Navajo life. Brenda J. Child (Red Lake Ojibwe) presents a poignant chronicle of the impact of Indian boarding schools on Native families and cultures, while Comanche writer Paul Chaat Smith recounts his days as an activist in the turbulent 1970s, when the American Indian Movement's drive for justice and political recognition led to new confrontations at Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, and Washington, D.C. Poems by Louise Erdrich and N. Scott Momaday, and a scene from Sherman Alexie's screenplay, Smoke Signals, are examples of a literary renaissance in which Native writers have captured the respect and imagination of the world. In visual counterpoint, 300 full-color illustrations depict examples of indigenous cultures, from dramatic ceremonial masks to intricate baskets and exquisite beadwork, that speak of the historical experience of Native peoples throughout the hemisphere and attest to their vitality today. Here too are photographs that depict the full range of Native life, from vibrant images of powwow dancing to the concentration of an artist at work, as well as contemporary Indian art that melds long-established themes with a thoroughly modern sensibility
Native American dance : ceremonies and social traditions( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of Native American dance -- from the Fancy dancers of the powwow circuit and the traditional keepers of sacred Indian ceremonies to the contemporary flourishes of modern Indian choreographers -- is explored in this collection of essays by leading Native and non-Native scholars and practitioners of dance in the Indian community
Spirit capture : photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Native Americans have been among the most popular subjects of photography since the invention of the medium more than 150 years ago. One of the most assiduous collectors of Native American objects and images was George Gustav Heye, whose vast collections now form the core of the holdings of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)." "Spirit Capture brings together more than two hundred of the most compelling images from the NMAI collection with essays from Native and non-Native historians, anthropologists, and curators. Whether depicting runaway Wyandot girls being returned to their boarding school, a Seminole woman sitting at a sewing machine, or a Yaqui man sporting a pair of bandoliers, the photographs in Spirit Capture attest to the adaptive strength of Native Americans in the face of more than a century of profound economic, political, social, and spiritual change."--Jacket
Creation's journey : Native American identity and belief by Richard W Hill( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American artists and academics discuss the connection of art objects to their rituals, stories, and spiritual beliefs. Drawing on the vast collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, Creation's Journey retells the story of native life from the Arctic to the Tierra del Fuego, and from childhood to old age. Using objects, historical photographs, and the voices of Native Americans past and present, the book reawakens our senses to values and traditions that once prevailed. 220 color and 120 duotone photos
All roads are good : native voices on life and culture by W. Richard West( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objects from the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian, chosen by 23 Native Americans who also reflect on their cultural heritage
Foods of the Americas : native recipes and traditions by Fernando Divina( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book celebrates the amazing diversity of the original foods of North, Central, and South America. Foods of the Americas highlights indigenous ingredients, traditional recipes, and contemporary recipes with ancient roots. Includes 140 modern recipes representing tribes and communities from all regions of the Americas
Do all Indians live in tipis? : questions and answers from the National Museum of the American Indian( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers questions about Native Americans, including those related to identity, origins and history, animals and land, language and education, love and marriage, and culture
When the rain sings : poems by young Native Americans( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems written by young Native Americans, inspired by or matched with photographs of artifacts and people from the National Museum of the American Indian
Native modernism : the art of George Morrison and Allan Houser by George Morrison( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the work of twentieth-century Native American artists George Morrison and Allan Houser, featuring reproductions of their paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and discussing their work in the context of contemporary art, Native American art history, and cultural identity
Listening to our ancestors : the art of native life along the north pacific coast by National museum of the American Indian (Etats-Unis)( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Illustrated with never-before-published artifacts from the unique treasures in the museum's Northwest Coast collections, Listening to Our Ancestors profiles native communities of the Pacific Northwest and showcases the region's rich cultural history and artwork. Sophisticated in conception and execution and rich with symbolism, the totem poles, painted housefronts, masks, dance regalia, feast bowls, and elaborately decorated boxes made by the native people of the North Pacific Coast have long been recognized as masterworks of art. Here, in a series of community self-portraits, cultural figures from eleven Northwest Coast nations discuss the ways in which these masterpieces, as well as everyday tools and utensils from the museum's collections, connect them with their forbears, who made and used these beautiful objects. Kwakwaka'wakw Chief Robert Joseph and the community curators contrast the approach anthropologists and art historians have taken to the treasures of the Northwest with Native people's perspective on their cultural legacy. In addition, Mary Jane Lenz explores the Northwest as a crossroads of native and non-native worlds in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when many of these works were collected, and today
The changing presentation of the American Indian : museums and native cultures by W. Richard West( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study brings together six museum professionals to examine the ways in which American Indians and their cultures have been represented by museums in North America and to discuss the new directions which museums are taking in the field
Woven by the grandmothers : nineteenth-century Navajo textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian = Nihimásáni deiztłʼǫ́ ... by Eulalie H Bonar( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity by design : tradition, change, and celebration in Native women's dresses by National museum of the American Indian (Etats-Unis)( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an array of complete women's and girls' outfits dating from the 1830s to the present, including dresses, shawls, shoes, belts, bags, fans, and hair accessories. Also included is historical and contemporary background information on Native life and Native women and their dress. To accompany a major exhibit of the same name at the NMAI in March 2007
Creation's journey : Native American music( Recording )

5 editions published in 1994 in Multiple languages and North American Indian and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceremonial, social and contemporary music of Native Americans, who present ancient, living traditions long with innovations and crossovers to Euro-American musics. Recordings of music are from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bolivia
Beauty, honor and tradition : the legacy of Plains Indian shirts by Joseph D Horse Capture( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts represents a powerful collaboration between two great museums - the National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution, and The Minneapolis Institute of Arts - and two curators, father and son members of the A'aninin Indian Tribe of Montana. George P. Horse Capture, and his son, Joseph D. Horse Capture, bring different insights to this project as they explore new relationships among the shirts, the shirtmakers, the historians and scholars, and the audience of Indians and non-Indians alike."--Jacket
Small spirits : Native American dolls from the National Museum of the American Indian by Mary Jane Lenz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A curator at the National Museum of the American Indian discusses the roles that dolls have played in Native American cultures, and explores their significance today, with accompanying color photographs of dolls in the collection, black-and-white photographs of makers and users of dolls, and paintings and drawings
A song for the horse nation : horses in Native American cultures( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated examination of the role of horses in Native American culture and history, providing information on the depiction of horses in tribal clothing, tools, and other objects
The year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Winter counts, pictorial calendars by which Plains Indians kept track of their past, marked each year with a picture of a memorable event. The widespread Lakota, or Western Sioux, recorded many different events in their winter counts, but all include "the year the stars fell," the spectacular Leonid meteor shower of 1833-34. This volume is an unprecedented assemblage of information on the important collection of Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian, a core resource for the study of Lakota history and culture. Fourteen winter counts are presented in detail, with a chapter devoted to the newly discovered Rosebud Winter Count. Together these counts constitute a visual chronicle of over two hundred years of Lakota experience, as recorded by Native historians. A visually stunning book, The Year the Stars Fell features full-color illustrations of the fourteen winter counts plus more than 900 detailed images of individual pictographs. Pictures are accompanied with explanations provided by their nineteenth-century Lakota recorders, arranged chronologically to facilitate comparison among counts. The book provides ready access to primary source material, serving as an essential reference work for scholars as well as an invaluable historical resource for Native communities
American Indians/American presidents : a history( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, for the first time, is the little-known history of American Indians and American presidents, what they said and felt about one another, and what their words tell us about the history of the United States. Focused on major turning points in Native American history, these pages show how American Indians interpreted the power and prestige of the presidency, and advanced their own agenda for tribal sovereignty, from the age of George Washington to the present day. In addition to exploring a pantheon of Indian leaders, from Little Turtle to Robert Yellowtail, this book also provides new₂and often unexpected₂perspectives on the presidents. Thomas Jefferson, traditionally portrayed as the Indians' friend, emerges as a master of the art of Indian dispossession. Richard Nixon, long-tarnished by the Watergate scandal, was in reality a champion of tribal self-determination₂a position that sprang, in part, from his Quaker origins. Using inaugural addresses, proclamations, Indian Agency records, private correspondence, memoirs, petitions, photographs, and objects from the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, American Indians/American Presidents illuminates the relationship between these diverse leaders, the Native Americans' commitment to tribal self-determination, and the social, geographic, and political evolution of the United States over more than two centuries
The Land has memory : indigenous knowledge, native landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heart of Washington, D.C., a centuries-old landscape has come alive in the twenty-first century through a re-creation of the natural environment as the region's original peoples might have known it. Unlike most plantings that surround other museums on the National Mall, the landscape around the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is itself a living exhibit, carefully created to reflect indigenous ways of thinking about the land and its uses. Abundantly illustrated, The Land Has Memory offers beautiful images of the museum's natural environment in every season as well as the uniquely designed building itself. Essays by museum staff and others involved in the museum's creation provide an examination of indigenous peoples' long and varied relationship to the land in the Americas, an account of the museum designers' efforts to reflect traditional knowledge in the design of individual landscape elements, detailed descriptions of the 150 native plant species used, and an exploration of how the landscape changes seasonally. The Land Has Memory serves not only as an attractive and informative keepsake for museum visitors, but also as a thoughtful representation of how traditional indigenous ways of knowing can be put into practice. - Publisher
 
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Native universe : voices of Indian America
Alternative Names
Museo Nacional de los Indios Americanos

Muzeul Național al Indienilor Americani

Muzeum Indian Amerykańskich.

Nacionalinis Amerikos indėnų muziejus

Narodowe Muzeum Indian Amerykańskich.

National Museum of the American Indian New York, NY National Museum of the American Indian Washington, DC

National Museum of the American Indian Washington

NMAI

Smithsonian Institution Museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian Institution Museum of the American Indian Washington, DC

Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of Natural History.

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

United States National Museum of the American Indian

Национальный музей американских индейцев

Національний музей американських індіанців

מוזיאון האינדיאנים הלאומי

موزه ملی سرخپوستان ایالات متحده آمریکا

نیشنل میوزیم آف دی امریکن انڈین

국립 아메리카 인디언 박물관

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Native American dance : ceremonies and social traditionsSpirit capture : photographs from the National Museum of the American IndianCreation's journey : Native American identity and beliefAll roads are good : native voices on life and cultureFoods of the Americas : native recipes and traditionsDo all Indians live in tipis? : questions and answers from the National Museum of the American IndianWhen the rain sings : poems by young Native AmericansNative modernism : the art of George Morrison and Allan Houser