Tuesday, September 4, 2007

DC part 4

My main goal in visiting Washington DC was to visit the National Museum of the American Indian. I really appreciated this opportunity, and it was a very personal experience. It affected my thinking on issues of race, religion, and heritage.

I know the guy who carved this totem, he lives and works in my hometown.


Native creation mythology tells that Raven brought light to the world.

Both the sun and the moon.

My grandmother told me about this.

Where did the term "Indian Giver" come from? The one's who couldn't keep their word were many of the early presidents of the United States. Theft, exploitation, and genocide...plain and simple.

The first woman sculptor to have permanent work included in Washington DC. A Native American woman whose art will be outside the NMAI.

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