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Wikipedia Description: National Museum of the American Indian
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is an institution of living cultures dedicated to the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere; the museum was established in 1989 through an Act of Congress. Operating under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of the American Indian has three facilities: the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened on September 21, 2004; The George Gustav Heye Center, a permanent museum in New York City; and the Cultural Resources Center, a research and collections facility in Suitland, Maryland.
The National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall opened in September 2004. Fifteen years in the making, it is the first national museum in the country dedicated exclusively to Native Americans. The five-story, 250,000-square-foot, curvilinear building is clad in a golden-colored Kasota limestone that is designed to evoke natural rock formations that have been shaped by wind and water over thousands of years. The museum is set in a 4.25-acre site and is surrounded by simulated wetlands. The museum’s east-facing entrance, its prism window and its 120-foot-high space for contemporary Native performances are direct results of extensive consultations with Native peoples. Similar to the Heye Center in Lower Manhattan, the museum offers a range of exhibitions, film and video screenings, school group programs, public programs and living culture presentations throughout the year.
The museum’s architect and project designer is the Canadian Douglas Cardinal (Blackfoot); its design architects are GBQC Architects of Philadelphia and architect Johnpaul Jones (Cherokee/Choctaw). Disagreements during construction led to Cardinal being removed from the project, but the building retains ...More...
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AMIND_140926_08.JPG: George Rivera
Buffalo Dancer II
For the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest, the Buffalo Dance is an enduring celebration, a prayer for the well-being of all.
AMIND_140926_28.JPG: Rick Bartow
We Were Always Here, 2012
In creating these two poles form a single old-growth cedar tree, artist Rick Barrow has drawn on patterns and symbols from his Northern California Native heritage. These include Bear's conscientious and protective role as a healer and Raven's playful and sometimes comical acts that shaped the world and human society. The pole bases' horizontal pattern references the changing tides of Oregon mudflats and symbolizes the flow of knowledge and inheritance -- in Bartow's words, "the movement down to generations or up through generations... like little waves."
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year: three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA in March; Nashville, TN in May, and Atlanta, GA in September), Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died (June), annual trip out west for San Diego Comic-Con (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles) (July), and Michigan for mom's tribute event (July).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.