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Exhibition | Native New York

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on October 11, 2021

From the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian:

Native New York
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, opening 25 October 2021

Native New York journeys through city and state to explore the question “What makes New York a Native place?” The exhibition encompasses twelve places in present-day New York, introducing visitors to the Native nations that call the region home. Stretching from Long Island through New York City and on toward Niagara Falls, it covers pre–Revolutionary War exchanges through contemporary events. From Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) ironworkers who helped build Manhattan’s iconic skyscrapers to Lenape (Delaware) teens visiting their ancestral home, stories of Native New Yorkers provide an expanded understanding of the region’s history and reveal that New York is—and always has been—a Native place.

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