Posts under: Native American History

Alice Brown Otter On Stage At The Oscars

Wes Studi wasn't the only Native American on stage during the 2018 Oscars!  Before this year there had only been 1 Native American on stage. Alice, despite her young age, has been an outspoken activist for Standing Rock.  She ran from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation to Washington DC to raise...

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New “Americans” Exhibit Reveals Indians Are Everywhere

American Indian images, names, and stories infuse American history and contemporary life. The images are everywhere, from the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, and from classic Westerns and cartoons to episodes of Seinfeld and South Park. American Indian names are everywhere too, from state, city, and...

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What is a Dream Catcher?

In many Native American tribes, a dream catcher is a handmade willow hoop woven to a web or literally, a net. A dream catcher also includes such features as feathers and beads. They are traditionally suspended on cradles as a form of armor and protection. Dream catchers can be traced...

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Call For Entries: Help Design the National Native American Veterans Memorial!

CALL FOR ENTRIES November 11, 2017–January 9, 2018 Potential applicants must create an account to log in and submit an application. The National Museum of the American Indian invites entries to the design competition for the National Native American Veterans Memorial—the first to recognize the exceptional military service of Native...

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