Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present, and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life. The museum cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The museum on the National Mall offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research and education.
HoursOpen 10am –5:30pm; closed December 25.
|The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire|
|Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World|
|Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations|
|Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake|
|The REDress Project|
|Native Women Rising, a Women's History Month Tour of Nation to Nation|
|Cherokee Days Festival|
|Living Earth Festival 2019: Farm to Table: Sustaining Our Future through Indigenous Knowledge|
|Living Earth Festival 2019: Conversation with the Chefs: Freddie Bitsoie and Sean Sherman|
|Hawaiian Cultural Festival|
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Washington, DC 20560