Interested in the history of science and technology? The exhibition "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," on view in Washington through June 2020, is a museum highlight.

A network more than 20,000 miles long, crossing mountains and tropical lowlands, rivers and deserts, the Great Inka Road linked Cusco, the administrative capital and spiritual center of the Inka world, to the...
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Happy #WorldPenguinDay! On the left side of this jar, just below the condor's beak, stand three small penguins—presumably Humboldt penguins, or patrancas, native to coastal Peru and Chile.

More representations of animals made by the peoples of the Americas are on view in Windows on Collections on the fourth floor of the museum in Washington, D.C.

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Happy WorldPenguinDay On the left side of this jar just below the
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TODAY—Earth Day 2017—from 2 to 3pm at the museum in Washington, the museum's specialist on the cultural knowledge of the Pacific Islands, Dr. Douglas Herman, gives an illustrated presentation on traditional leadership and resource management practices in old Hawai‘i. Doug's larger theme is the value of mālama honua—taking care of the Earth.

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LIVE NOW on the museum's website and YouTube channel, the symposium "Native/American Fashion: Inspiration, Appropriation, and Cultural Identity"

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To commemorate Earth Day, tomorrow (Saturday, 4/22) at 2pm at the museum in Washington, Doug Herman, the museum's specialist on the cultural knowledge of the Pacific Islands, presents an illustrated lecture on traditional leadership and resource management practices in old Hawai'i. Doug's talk is a free public program of the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit. More here: [ Facebook.com Link...
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To commemorate Earth Day tomorrow Saturday 422 at 2pm at the museum

The voyage of building an outrigger canoe: Let's go sailing!

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This Saturday at our DC museum, join our senior geographer Dr. Douglas Herman for an illustrated lecture on traditional leadership and resource management practices in old Hawai'i. His presentation includes a discussion of the values of the voyaging canoe— represented by Hōkūle`a as it winds up its worldwide voyage of mālama honua (taking care of the Earth)—and lessons learned about how to...
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If you're in Washington, D.C., or New York City this weekend, we'd love to see you! Both our museums—in fact, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo—are open every day all year with the exception of December 25.

Photos: The National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall. Photo © Judy Davis/Hoachlander Davis Photography for Smithsonian

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Voice of America, the U.S. government's free news channel produced primarily for non-Americans overseas, gives a detailed overview of the exhibition "For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw," on view in Washington through June 4.

Excerpt:

"His work documents the tribal community as it really lived and evolved, said [art historian Laura] Smith, as both Native Americans and...
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US American Indian Museum Showcases Kiowa Photographer Horace Poolaw

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#WWI Social Media Day continues! (Pace yourselves—we're looking forward to seeing you when we take the virtual stage at 3 pm.)
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From now until tonight, we'll be highlighting World War I Social Media Day. April marks the 100th anniversary of America's entrance into the war. Institutions across the country are commemorating this history with a series of online events. Our own pop quiz on Native American contributions to the war effort is scheduled from 3 to 4 pm.

First up—right now!—is a Twitter Q&A with the Smithsonian...
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Tomorrow (Saturday, April 8) at the museum in New York City: Join the Thunderbird Indian Singers and Dancers for an evening of inter-tribal dances led by Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago). Drum groups include Heyna Second Son Singers and Silver Cloud Singers.

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Applications due April 14.

Native Knowledge 360° Summer Educator Institute at-a-glance:

When: July 10–14, 2017
Where: Washington, D.C.
There is no cost to participate in the NK360° Institute. Each selected educator will receive an honorarium and will be responsible for arranging and paying for transportation and housing.

Applications are being accepted from classroom teachers, librarians,...
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100 years ago on this day, the House of Representatives concurred with the Senate's declaration of war against Germany, and the U.S. entered World War I. In 1918, the U.S. Army began using American Indian soldiers to transmit messages in codes developed from their tribal languages. The army enlisted soldiers from several tribes to serve as Code Talkers during WWI, including the Cherokee,...
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March 21, 2017, was the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’s death. She was about 22 years old when she died, and her history and legacy are being commemorated in London, where she spent the last nine months of her life. One of the museum's curators describes a key event—a three-day conference organized by the University of London School of Advanced Studies’ Institute for Historical Research and...
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March 21 2017 was the 400th anniversary of Pocahontass death She was

Marking the 400th Anniversary of Pocahontas’ Death

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Almost there! The museum's geographer, a specialist in Hawaiian and Micronesian history and cultures, has been building a voyaging canoe. In a new blog, he's down to rigging the mast and sail. Early tests in more than light winds lead him to carve a steering paddle, as well. Mastering its use—it works more like a moveable leeboard than a rudder—will be another thing to learn:

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The voyage of building an outrigger canoe: Rigging the canoe

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The first day of #CherokeeDays is coming to a close, but the festival continues throughout the weekend. Can't make it to the DC museum? We'll be webcasting at [ Nmai.si.edu Link ].
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Today, tomorrow & Sunday at the museum in Washington: The fourth annual #CherokeeDays! Enjoy interactive exhibitions, storytelling, traditional flute playing, weaponry (photo), wood carving, beadwork, traditional games, basket weaving, pottery demonstrations, music and dance—the shared history and culture of the three Cherokee tribes.

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New York City visitors: The National Museum of the American Indian in lower Manhattan will close at 5 p.m today, Thursday, March 30. The New York museum will return to its schedule of extended Thursday hours next week. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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This weekend—Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2— at the museum in Washington: The fourth annual Cherokee Days showcases the shared history and culture of the three Cherokee tribes. Enjoy interactive exhibitions, storytelling, traditional flute playing, weaponry (photo), wood carving, beadwork, traditional games, basket weaving, pottery demonstrations, music and dance.

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