UNAVAILABLE This DVD is no longer available from the publisher This DVD is an overview of the Grand Opening ceremonies of he Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. on September 21, 2004. This multi-chaptered DVD captures more than 60 minutes of footage from a selection of grand opening events.
Since the 2004 opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, the museum's Mitsitam Cafe (mitsitam means "let's eat" in the Piscataway and Delaware languages) has become a destination in its own right. Featured on Rachael Ray's television show and praised by reviewers nationwide, the Mitsitam Cafe continues to receive accolades from both critics and visitors.
An Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of The National Museum of the American Indian explores the formation and development of a Indigenous New World in North America. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, Indigenous peoples controlled the vast majority of the continent while European colonies of the Atlantic World were largely confined to the eastern seaboard.
Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions is a coffee-table book filled with mouth-watering recipes from Indigenous Peoples of the Americas recreated for modern health conscious kitchens. Includes nine sections such as soups, appetizers, sauces, meats and wild game, game birds, breads and savory cakes, sweets and desserts, beverages, and foods from river, lakes, and oceans. Each chapter contains an introductory essay by Indigenous food writers. Published by the Museum of the American Indian and Ten Speed Press. Recommended.
American Indians, American Presidents: A History is a 272-page history of relationship between the Native American Nations and the American presidents from 1776 until the present. This well-documented volume is organized into five chapters that cover 1776 to 1820; Native Nations and the wastward expansion; the Dark Days of Native American Sovereignty; the 1930s to the 1970s; and from the days of self-determination in 1975 to the present. Numerous archival photographs accompany the book as well as an extensive index, bibliography, and features.
Native Universe: Voices of Indian America by Native American Tribal Leaders, Writers, Scholars, and Storytellers is the paper edition of the co-publication that celebrated the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in 2004. This publication contains a wealth of information including fine art, fine craft, literature, and art history about the collections of this new Smithsonian Museum. The book is organized into three core sections that cover Our Universes, Our Peoples, and Our Lives.
Do All Indians Live in Tipis?: Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian is co-published by the National Museum of the American Indian and Harper Collins Publishers. This resource guide offers answers to the most commonly asked questions about Native Americans by visitors to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Native American staff at the museum offer thoughtful, concise answers to 100 questions about American Indians in the United States.
Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts is the exhibition catalogue for the National Museum of the American Indian and the Minneapolis Institute of Art's show that celebrates and honour the craftsmanship and artistry of the decorated hide shirts from the Great Plains people. Drawing on the Museum's exquisite collection of 400 men's hide shirts, the co-curators George P. Horse Capture and his son Joseph Horse Capture, the book features 53 of the truly amazing leather shirts created during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Count at the Smithsonian is co-published by the University of Nebraska Press and the National Museum of the American Indian. It celebrates the unique historical record of the Lakota Nation found in their winter counts. As a record of historical events important to the Lakota, this book contains representation from 14 winter counts that extend historical knowledge over 200 years of Lakota history. In a selection of essays the book documents these 14 calendar records that record the Leonid meteor shower of 1833û34.