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15 - Jan
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Where:National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St & Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20560
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 1:30 - 2:15 pm

This 45 minute tour with a Cultural Interpreter provides an overview of the museum's background and history, as well as a visit to the exhibition Americans.

American Indian images are everywhere, from the Land O'Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians mascot, and from classic Westerns to episodes of Seinfeld and South Park. American Indian names are everywhere too, from state, city, and street names to the Tomahawk missile. And the historical events of Pocahontas's life, the Trail of Tears, and the Battle of Little Bighorn remain popular reference points in everyday conversations.

Americans highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the United States' identity since before the country began. It surrounds visitors with images, delves into stories that continue to shape our sense of ourselves as a nation, and invites people to begin a conversation about why this phenomenon exists.

Photo: The central gallery of Americans includes nearly 350 representations of American Indians spanning more than two centuries of popular culture. Photo by Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Museum of the American Indian. The museum invites people to post photographs of the Indian imagery, words, and names they see around them; use the hashtag #NDNsEverywhere to join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter.

Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours
SponsorAmerican Indian Museum
Venue: American Indian Museum
Event Location: Meet in the Potomac Atrium
Cost: Free 
Related ExhibitionAmericans
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
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