The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations

The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations

by Amy Lonetree, Amanda J. Cobb-Greetham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803211112

ISBN-13: 9780803211117

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback


The first American national museum designed and run by indigenous peoples, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC opened in 2004. It represents both the United States as a singular nation and the myriad indigenous nations within its borders. Constructed with materials closely connected to Native communities

Overview


The first American national museum designed and run by indigenous peoples, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC opened in 2004. It represents both the United States as a singular nation and the myriad indigenous nations within its borders. Constructed with materials closely connected to Native communities across the continent, the museum contains more than 800,000 objects and three permanent galleries and routinely holds workshops and seminar series.

This first comprehensive look at the National Museum of the American Indian encompasses a variety of perspectives, including those of Natives and non-Natives, museum employees, and outside scholars across disciplines such as cultural studies and criticism, art history, history, museum studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, and Native American studies. The contributors engage in critical dialogues about key aspects of the museum’s origin, exhibits, significance, and the relationship between Native Americans and other related museums.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803211117
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
518
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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