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  • Resource Database / Museums & Online Exhibits

    Resources: 127 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    Shung Ye Museum Formosan Aborigines
    Austronesian people began to arrive in Taiwan around 6,000 years ago, giving rise to the indigenous culture that still exists in the Central Mountain Range and along the eastern coastal areas of the island. Among the 19 tribes remaining nowadays, nine have managed to preserve their distinct customs and languages relatively well. These nine tribes are the Saisiat, Atayal, Tsou, Bunun, Ami, Rukai, Puyuma, Paiwan, and Yami. The brand-new Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines houses a refined collection of 1,000 artifacts, mainly from these nine tribes. First of its kind in Taiwan, the museum is also dedicated to preserving indigenous culture and enhancing understanding among the different ethnic groups.
    Abbe Museum
      US - Northeast
    Celebrating Maine's Native American Heritage. Discover 10,000 years of Indian culture, history and art through changing exhibits, hands-on programs and workshops taught by Native artists, at this award-winning trailside museum.
    Abenaki Museum Ndakinna Cultural Center
    Abenaki US - Northeast
    Ndakinna Cultural center & Museum is a non profit that is Abenaki run. We offer many cultural activities such as language classes, talking circles and drumming.
    Accohannock Tribe Living Village
    Accohannock US - Northeast
    The Accohannock Indian Tribe is building a Living Village on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Primitive camping, canoeing and birdwatching will be available in the Spring of 2000.
    ACES MUSEUM Honoring Black & Minority Veterans of World War II & Their Families
    ACES MUSEUM Honoring Black and Minority Veterans of World War II & Their Families is home to Parker Hall, a functioning U.S.O. for black soldiers during WWII. Asian, Hispanic & Latino, Native American Exhibits highlight the efforts of this multicultural museum. Parker Hall was certified historical in 2002 by the Germantown Historical Society. ACES’s motto: Respect The Past, Nurture The Future.
    American Centruries - Memorial Hall Museum Online
      US - Northeast
    Explore artifacts from our museum and historic documents from our library that reveal the history of New England.
    American Indian Genocide Museum
      United States
    Museum educating through historical documents the history of genocide of Native Americans.
    Amerind Foundation Museum and Archaeological Research Facility
      US - Southwest
    The Amerind Foundation, Inc. is a private, nonprofit archaeological research facility and museum devoted to the study and interpretation of Native American cultures. Amerind is located in Southeastern Arizona in the beautiful Dragoon Mountains.
    Ancient Technologies
      US - Northwest
    Minnesota State Univiversity exhibit on food, arts, lifeways, culture, etc.
    More sites on emuseum.mnsu.edu
    Antelope Valley Indian Museum
      US - Southwest
    The Antelope Valley Indian Museum stands against towering rock formations in the Mojave Desert. The large boulders become a portion of its interior while timbers from Joshua trees cover supports for its roof. This folk art structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors will find the history of the Museum and the collections it houses both colorful and varied. Includes online database of museum collections.
    Arizona State Museum Collections
      US - Southwest
    The Museum's focus is on the study of Southwestern Indian cultures. The collections include prehistoric, historic and modern artifacts, photographs, archives, and sound recordings. Included are some 25,000 ethnographic objects, 150,000 artifacts from archaeological excavations, an archives with 1300 linear feet of documents, and 175,000 historic and contemporary photographic images.
    More sites on www.statemuseum.arizona.edu
    Árnesinga Folk Museum
    The Árnesinga Folk Museum is located at "The House", built in 1765 and one of the oldest surviving buildings in Iceland. Exhibits show local history and trace the different roles that The House has played during its long life.
    Art Chronicles of Indigenous Peoples
    Trophies of Honor is a project to chronicle and preserve indigenous culture and Art by presenting museum quality works on the Internet in exhibition form. Special Thanks To The FineArt Forum and Paul Brown for helping Trophies of Honor become a dream realized.
    More sites on www.msstate.edu
    Art Museums of New Mexico
      US - Southwest
    A comprehensive database of New Mexico's Museums, Parks, and Monuments. Photos, major collections and up-to-date calendars are all available at this site.
    More sites on www.nmculture.org
    Ataloa Lodge Museum
      US - Southwest
    Ataloa Lodge Museum is American Indian founded, maintained, and operated. Small museum huge collection, over 20,000 items of American Indian culture. Located on the historic campus of Bacone College,Muskogee,Oklahoma
    More sites on www.bacone.edu
    Ayer Ojibwa Collection
    Ojibwe US - Northeast
    Jeannette O. and Harry D. Ayer donated their large collection of Ojibwa arts and crafts to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1959. For many years, the Ayers acquired items made by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa for their personal collection and for resale at their trading post. The collection contains many excellent examples of traditional Ojibwa objects such as bandolier bags, moccasins, belts and bands.
    More sites on www.mnhs.org
    Every organization has a unique story waiting to be explored. Preserving and showcasing these stories provides a firm foundation from which any organization can thrive and grow. Bevara was founded, ten years ago, to assist with these important tasks. Our clients include museums, organizations, companies, governments and individuals on four continents whose missions are as varied as their budgets. Recognizing the fact that the staff and volunteers of smaller organizations have many responsibilities and often find themselves engaged in projects outside their areas of expertise, Bevara offers half and full day seminars covering numerous aspects of museum work.
    Bishop Museum, Honolulu
      Pacific - South
    Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was originally established to house the large collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has since expanded to include over 2 million artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawai`i and other Pacific island cultures.
    Black Kettle Museum
    Cheyenne US - Central
    The museum provides information on the Cheyenne and the Battle of the Washita as well as other local history items. The nearby battle site is under development by the National Park Service. An interpretative center is planned on site in the next few years. New temporary exhibits on the battle are planned to be on line by fall of 1999.
    More sites on www.okhistory.org
    Burarra Gathering
    Burarra Gathering is an online exhibition that shares some of the traditional knowledge and technology of the Burarra people of remote northern Australia. The exhibition uses high quality Flash animation to take the user to visit the Burarra people on their land. The exhibition was made in cooperation with the Burarra Elders.
    Canadian Children's Museum
    With its emphasis on interactive hands-on learning, the Canadian Children's Museum seeks to enrich children's lives, broaden their cultural experience and provide them with a creative space in which to learn about the world.
    More sites on www.civilization.ca
    Canadian Museum of Civilization
    As the national museum of human history, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is committed to fostering in all Canadians a sense of their common identity and their shared past. At the same time, it hopes to promote understanding between the various cultural groups that are part of Canadian society.
    More sites on www.civilization.ca
    Cayuga Museum - Auburn New York
    Cayuga US - Northeast
    The Cayuga Museum of History and Art, a non-profit organization housed in the former Willard/Case estate, promotes the study and research of history, art, and science (with a particular interest in the early development of motion pictures) as they are directly related to Cayuga County and within the Finger Lakes region. To accomplish its purpose, the museum provides access to the collections, and develops and sponsors programs for the education and enjoyment of the public related to the scope of its collections.
    Center for New England Culture
    Abenaki US - Northeast
    "We're Still Here" Online Exhibit Contemporary Indigenous New England Artists. This Web gallery is based on the exhibit of the same name that was on display at the University of New Hampshire Museum from Sept. 24-Dec. 22, 2005. It features the work of various contemporary indigenous New England artists, including bead and leatherwork by Chris Bullock, basketry by Newt Washburn, and many others. Some historic items are featured as well.
    More sites on neculture.org
    Cherokee Heritage Center
    Cherokee US - Central
    Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Cherokee history and culture.
    Chickasaw Nation Museums
    Chickasaw US - Southwest
    Includes Chickasaw Legends, Customs, and Cultural Characteristics. Elders are encouraged to participate by the staff and the elders have been extremely helpful in identifying significant aspects of Chickasaw life, authenticating projects, activities, and objects which are significant for the museums. The staff conducts in-home visits with the elders and visits to senior citizens community centers.
    More sites on www.chickasaw.net
    Chucalissa Archaeological Museum and Reconstructed Indian Village
      US - Southeast
    Operated by the Department of Anthroplogy at the University of Memphis. Within the 187 acre tract, located just south of Memphis, Tennessee, lies the C.H. Nash Museum and a reconstructed 15th century Native American village located on an actual archaeological site, now known as Chucalissa.
    Chumash Indian Life
    Chumash US - Southwest
    This website includes information about the Chumash people's daily lives, as well as resources archived by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Visit the museum and experience the Chumash people, "the ones who make shell bead money."
    Colonial Williamsburg
      US - Southeast
    At Colonial Williamsburg, the 18th century comes to life. Come visit Colonial Williamsburg of yesterday and today. Historical Almanack Sample the depth of resources Colonial Williamsburg has to offer in the Historical Almanack. Plan your 20th-Century Visit of the historic capital. Learn what to see, where to stay, and what you can expect in a typical day about town. Meet the people, experience colonial life, see the places, and browse the colonial dateline.
    Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
      US - Northeast
    The Museum features science and Native American exhibits, live bees, the Videoplace artificial reality display and hands-on activities.
    Conner Prairie Museum
      US - Central
    Conner Prairie, an Earlham Museum, is an AAM accredited open-air living history museum located in Fishers, Indiana. It serves as a local, regional, and national center for research and education about the lives, times, attitudes, and values of early 19th-century settlers in the Old Northwest Territory, based upon the Indiana experience. Conner Prairie features a modern Museum Center, special facilities, and four historic areas: the 1836 village of Prairietown, the 1823 William and Elizabeth Conner Home, the Pioneer Adventure Area and the new Lenape Camp & McKinnen's Trading Post. The museum and historic areas are set on a 210 acre site featuring wooded areas and orchards along the White River in central Indiana.
    Crawford Lake Indian Village
    Iroquois Canada - Eastern
    This fifteenth century Iroquoian Village was reconstructed on its original site to create a unique opportunity to expand our understanding and appreciation of Ontario's original people. Three sources of information are being used to reconstruct the village. Archaeological data determined the exact location of the main structures along with other inground features such as fire pits and posts. Historical documentation (the records of Jesuits and early explorers) provided details of the above ground portions of the longhouses, palisade walls and smaller village structures. Finally, the native peoples of today who carry on the traditions of their ancestors help us gain a stronger appreciation of native culture and its unique relationship with Mother Earth.
    Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
    Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of the American Indian in an awe inspiring journey through 12,000 years of human experience in the Illinois River Valley.
    More sites on www.museum.state.il.us
    Diego Rivera - Virtual Museum
    DIEGO RIVERA (1886-l957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest artists in the XXth century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico, in 1892 he moved to Mexico City with his family. He studied in the San Carlos Academy and in the carving workshop of artist José Guadalupe Posada, whose influence was decisive.
    Discovering Taiwan's indigenous culture in the heart of Taipei
    About 6,000 years ago, Taiwan's first inhabitants arrived, most likely from the southeast of China. These aboriginal tribes, now distributed mainly among Taiwan's mountainous areas and along the East Coast, have for many years struggled to prevent the disappearance of their languages and traditions. Today, due to government intervention and education, there is increasing interest in Taiwan's aboriginal culture. For those wanting to learn about the island's Aborigines, a good place to start is the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines in Taipei.
    Eiteljorg Museum - Indianapolis
      US - Central
    The Eiteljorg Museum is unique, one of two museums east of the Mississippi with both Native American and Western art. The Native American collection includes pottery, basketry, sculpture and other artifacts from all 10 North American native cultural areas.
    Field Museum Online
    The Field Museum was incorporated in the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science and history."
    First Peoples - Canadian Museum of Civilization
    Online Exibitions - Legends of Our Times: Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and Plateau; From Time Immemorial: Tsimshian Prehistory; Wave Eaters: Native Watercraft in Canada; Storytelling: The Art of Knowledge - and much more.
    More sites on www.civilization.ca
    Five Civilized Tribes Museum
    Cherokee US - Central
    The Five Civilized Tribes Museum and Center for the Study of Indian Territory exists to preserve the heritage and culture of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. The Museum hosts cultural/educational events and competitive art shows through out the year. The student art show, held each spring, serves to support and cultivate new artists within the Five Civilized Tribes; while, the Master's show hosted in the fall recognizes the talent, determination and spirit of the seasoned Native artisian. We invite you to visit our Museum located in Muskogee, Oklahoma or stop by our web site fivetribes.com to explore our committment to the preservation of Native American history and culture.
    Frank H. McClung Museum
      US - Central
    The McClung Museum is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, medicine, local history, and natural history. The exhibits document ways of life, cultural trends, and technologies from prehistoric times to the present day, and showcase much of Tennessee's past -- its geology, history, art, and culture. The McClung Museum is a special place -- a place of discovery, a place to learn about the world around us.
    Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
      US - Northeast
    At Brown University - The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology was founded in the early 1900s as the private collection of Rudolf F. Haffenreffer. It was originally named the King Philip Museum because of its location on the Mount Hope Grant, which in the 17th century was the head quarters of Metacom, the Wampanoag chief (commonly known to theEnglish and to students of history as King Philip). Located in Bristol, RI, the Mount Hope Grant is 18 miles from the University.
    Heard Museum
      US - Southwest
    The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection of artifacts and art. The mission and philosophy of the Heard today is to promote appreciation and respect for Native people and their cultural heritage, with emphasis on the traditional cultures of the Greater Southwest and on the evolving Native American Fine Art Movement.
    High Desert Museum Home Page
      Canada - Western
    Welcome to the home page for The High Desert Museum, a living experience in Western history, Native American cultures, art and wildlife. A 'living,' participatory museum of the cultural and natural history of the arid Intermountain West, which includes portions of eight western states and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
    Historic St. Mary's City
      US - Northeast
    Visit a time & place where recycling, organic gardens, herbal medicines, & natural fibers were New World, not New Age. Historic St. Mary's City is an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology, all set in a beautiful Tidewater landscape. Lord Baltimore's 17th-century capital stands ready to be rediscovered. Exhibits at the outdoor museum include the square-rigged ship, the Maryland Dove, Godiah Spray's fine tobacco plantation, the reconstructed State House of 1676, a Woodland Indian hamlet, and much more.
    Hudson Museum
      US - Northeast
    The Hudson Museum shares the University of Maine's commitment to serve the public by being the gateway for people in Maine to explore and understand the diversity of human experience. The museum acquires, documents, preserves, scientifically investigates, interprets and exhibits material culture. The museum offers permanent, temporary and outreach exhibits, guided tours, teacher workshops, lectures, children's programs and training in museum methods.
    Huronia Museum & Huron Indian Village
    Huron Canada - Eastern
    Representing Canada's beginning with the life of the Huron people prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Behind the palisade walls of the Village our visitors can explore longhouses, play huron games and listen to the shaman's chants. Close your eyes and drift back in time over 500 years! Then examine our extensive collection of native artifacts which date back over ten thousand years.
    Illinois State Museum at Springfield
    Visitors to the main museum site in Springfield are treated to world renowned natural history exhibits and a wonderful view of the arts within and beyond Illinois' borders. Educational programs, films, and lectures enhance the changing exhibitions and the vast array of collections.
    More sites on www.museum.state.il.us
    India City USA
      US - Central
    Anadarko Oklahoma - Take a mini tour of the seven replicas of Indian villages in the heart of Indian City USA. By sharing information passed down to them by ancestors, Indian guides make the villages come to life with details of their the customs and beliefs.
    Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
    Many centuries before European explorers found their way to the western hemisphere, the Pueblo Indians of what is now New Mexico developed a distinctive and complex civilization. These peace loving people created an urban life in harmony with the environment and with each other. Their religion was pantheistic and deeply spiritual and constituted an important part of daily life, within which they created an equitable government, a magnificent architecture, intensive agriculture with a sophisticated irrigation system and a highly developed art in pottery, weaving, jewelry, leather work and other crafts.
    More sites on www.indianpueblo.org
    Indian Village and John and Delia Roberts Craft Pavilions
      US - Southeast
    The Indian Village at Moundville Archaeological Park provides an opportunity to look into the past lifeways of the prehistoric Mississippian peoples. Each house in the village has a separate theme that depicts the daily life of the people that lived here prior to European arrival in the Americas. The new John and Delia Roberts Crafts Pavilions are used to demonstrate Native American lifeways to the park visitor. The pavilions also serve as outdoor classrooms and demonstration areas for our Native American artists-in-residence.
    Inner Mongolia Museum
    The Inner Mongolia Museum is located in Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China. The museum houses an exquisite collection of items dating from Pre-historic to modern times. Most of the pieces are concerned with the Altaic Cultures and cultures found in the area of what is today Northern China.
    Institute for American Indian Studies
      US - Northeast
    Committed to research, interpret, teach, and preserve the histories and cultures of Native American peoples. Although New England’s First Inhabitants receive primary emphasis, Institute programs also encompass, for comparative study, the vast diversity of indigenous populations throughout the Americas.
    More sites on www.birdstone.org
    Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
      US - Southwest
    The IAIA Museum is home to the National Collection of Contemporary Indian Art, the most comprehensive collection of contemporary Indian art presented from an Indian perspective. The collection contains over 8,000 items including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, prints, photographs, drawings, weaving, costumes, other art objects, and historical material. It is a living document of the explorations in creativity that is inspirational for future generations of Indian artists. The collections represent the best works produced by the alumni and students of IAIA and contributing Indian artists from over 100 Indian nations.
    More sites on www.iaia.edu
    Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology - Univ. of Memphis
    The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, founded in 1984, is a component of the Department of Art of The University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee (USA), and is a Tennessee Center of Excellence. It is dedicated to the study of the art and culture of ancient Egypt through teaching, research, exhibition, and community education. As part of its teaching and research, the Institute conducts an epigraphic survey in the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt. The Institute's collection of antiquities resides in the Art Museum of The University of Memphis. Over 150 objects range in date from 3500 B.C.E. to 700 C.E. There are mummies, religious and funerary items, jewelry, and objects from everyday life.
    Iroquois Indian Museum
    Iroquois US - Northeast
    Iroquois Indian Museum in upstate New York exhibits contemporary art and crafts of the Six Iroquois Nations. Exhibits also include local archaelogy and Iroquois history. Annual Festivals, Children's hands-on Museum, 45 acre Nature Park.
    Koshare Indian Museum
    Through the preservation and interpretation of Southwest and Plains tribal art and artifacts, the Koshare Indian Museum: Provides a practical educational experience to visitors and residents of all ages and Offers a Scouting program aimed at enhancing the lives of youth through an appreciation for and interpretation of the arts, cultures, and dances of Native Americans.
    Lake of the Woods Museum
      Canada - Eastern
    The Lake of the Woods Museum, located in Kenora, Ontario, exists to collect and preserve any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of Kenora (originally called Rat Portage), Keewatin and Lake of the Woods. To that end, artifacts, and archival material relating to the area's progress in exploration, settlement, population, wealth, education, arts, industry, trade, transportation and any other area illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities have been preserved.
    Lewis and Clark: List of Objects
      US - Northeast
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Painted Buffalo Robe Mandan // Grizzly Bear Claw Ornaments Plains // Calumet Upper Missouri, possibly Mandan // Man's Shirt Upper Missouri // Sinew-Backed Elk Antler Bow Upper Missouri, possibly Mandan or Hidatsa // Raven Ornament Lakota // Woman's Side Fold Dress Northern Plains //Upper Missouri // Woman's Side Fold Dress Upper Missouri // Otter Pouch Eastern Plains // Whaling Chief's Hat Makah or Nootka // Flexible Root-gethering Bag
    More sites on www.peabody.harvard.edu
    Living History Farms
      US - Central
    Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, tells the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. The 1700 Ioway Indian Village shows how Iowa's first farmers worked the rich black soil.
    Living Traditions: North American Indigenous Games
      Canada - Eastern
    a collection of interactive stories and games on indigenous games and sports including the 'Sacred Run', lacrosse, canoeing, kayaking, archery, and other Métis and Inuit games. Visitors can guide a kayak through rapids, shoot arrows at targets and try to piece together the bones of seal fin puzzle.
    More sites on www.virtualmuseum.ca
    Mary March Regional Museum - Newfoundland
      Canada - Eastern
    The 5000 year heritage of Central Newfoundland is traced in this branch of the Newfoundland Museum, which derives its name from Mary March, one of the last of the Beothuk Indians.
    Mashantucket Pequot Museum
    Pequot US - Northeast
    The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, a new state-of-the-art, tribally owned-and-operated complex, brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and serves as a major resource on the history of the Tribe, the histories and cultures of other tribes, and the region's natural history. It opened to the public on August 11, 1998.
    Mathers Museum of World Cultures
    Want to take a trip around the world? Then check out the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, at Indiana University. The Museum has exhibits, events, and educational programs that give you a chance to learn more about objects from Australia to Zanzibar...
    More sites on www.indiana.edu
    Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
      US - Southwest
    The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, holds over 10 million individual items in its archaeological , ethnological , archival, photo and skeletal collections. The collections come from all parts of the world, but have a Southwestern emphasis. The Maxwell is the only museum in the Southwest whose mission encompasses the entire history of mankind and culture around the world.
    More sites on www.unm.edu
    Michael C. Carlos Museum - Emory University
      US - Southeast
    The collections of the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University span the globe and the centuries. Housed in a distinguished building by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Carlos maintains the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast with objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, and the ancient Americas. The Museum is also home to collections of 19th and 20th-century sub-Saharan African art and European and American works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
    Michigan State University Museum
      US - Northeast
    Selected History of American Indian Activities and Collections at the MSU Museum The Michigan State University Museum not only has significant holdings of Native American materials (especially baskets and quilts), but it also has a long-standing history for collaboratively developed and scholarly-based exhibitions and programs that broaden academic attention to and general public appreciation of the artistic contributions of minority and previously under-served communities.
    Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum
      US - Central
    The Indian Center Museum, located at the Mid-America All-Indian Center, preserves and showcases the heritage of the Native American tribes of North America. Permanent and rotating exhibits of both traditional artifacts and contemporary art depict Native American cultures of both past and present. The exhibits provide insight into the culture and forces which were responsible for the survival, diversity, and unique achievements of our Native People.
    Mille Lacs Indian Museum
    The Mille Lacs Indian Museum, which opened May 18, 1996, offers exhibits dedicated to telling the story of the Band. Trace their journey to settle in Northern Minnesota, learn about their fate during a period of treaties made and broken, and follow their story up to the present. Videos, computer interactives, listening stations and objects reveal information about the Band's life today, from how dance traditions are carried on to members' interests in music to sovereignty issues.
    More sites on www.mnhs.org
    Millicent Rogers Museum
      US - Southwest
    Although collected purely for personal enjoyment by Millicent Rogers and never envisioned as a "museum" collection, her collections were opened to the public in 1956 by her family, as a way of sharing her vision. Since that time, the Museum collections have grown and expanded to encompass many areas outside of Millicent Rogers' own interest, and the Museum that bears her name is today visited by thousands of visitors from around the world each year. What began as a personal quest for quality is today a proud legacy of art, design, and craftsmanship that captures the spirit of creativity of northern New Mexico.
    More sites on www.collectorsguide.com
    Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
      US - Central
    The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is the only museum in the Chicago area that focuses exclusively on the art, history and culture of the Native peoples of North America.
    Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
      US - West
    Davison County, South Dakota - Life in the village revolved around a variety of subsistence activities. The women tended the fields along the river and creek floodplains, made pottery and sewed hides; the men conducted frequent hunting expeditions in search of buffalo, trapped smaller game, or fished. They also spent time making the necessary tools, such as projectile points, knives and scrapers, for processing the animals. The entire village helped in the construction of the lodges, gathering the timber for the support posts and roof, and mixing the clay and grass to plaster the lodge walls. Children were everywhere, chasing dogs and playing a variety of games, as well as learning from and helping the adults.
    Mt Kearsarge Indian Education & Cultural Center
      US - Northeast
    The Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum Education and Cultural Center is dedicated to increasing public awareness of Native American traditions, philosophy and art. Through exhibitions and programs, the Museum seeks to teach and inspire an understanding of the natural world, resource conservation and land stewardship as developed by native peoples over twenty thousand years.
    More sites on www.indianmuseum.org
    Museum of Anthropology - U of British Columbia
      Canada - Western
    The mission of the Museum of Anthropology is to investigate, preserve, and present objects and expressions of human creativity in order to promote understanding of and respect for world cultures.
    Museum of Anthropology - University of Michigan
    The Museum of Anthropology is one of the major archaeological research and teaching facilities in the United States. This web site is designed to make available images and information about selected collections from the Museum holdings.
    More sites on www.umma.lsa.umich.edu
    Museum of Indian Culture
    Information on festivals, homework help, research, and other useful and interesting things.
    Museum of New Mexico
      US - Southwest
    Older than the state of New Mexico itself, the Museum of New Mexico houses the country's most intriguing collection of art, history and culture in four museums and five monuments statewide. Come discover the true heart and soul of the Southwest.
    Museum resources and the Internet
    This is a revised version of a paper presented at the annual conference of CIDOC, the Documentation Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) held at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, on 26th September 1996. The audience contained some people who were very familiar with the Internet and others who had never used it, so this paper gives an introductory overview of the kind of resources which are available as well as referring to a few specific items as examples of interesting applications.
    Museums in Russia
      Europe & Russia
    Comprehensive site containing information about most russian museums, galleries and cultural websites. Selected websites, CD disks collection, information for tourists...
    Natick Historical Society & Museum
      US - Northeast
    Founded in 1870 as the Historical Natural History and Library Society of South Natick, The Natick Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history and artifacts that contribute to an understanding of our local heritage.
    National Museum of American History
    American History Page - The Museum offers three floors of exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of American history, from "After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800" to the "Information Age: People, Information, and Technology."
    More sites on www.si.edu
    National Museum of the American Indian
    The major US museum of native American artifacts, history, culture, and programs which promote understanding through collaboration with indigenous peoples of the world.
    More sites on www.nmai.si.edu
    Native American - Tribal Arts Review
    Eskimo, North West Coast, Northern California, Southwest, Plains Indians -- beautiful photographs from museum collections of Native Art.
    More sites on sorrel.humboldt.edu
    Native American Heritage Museum
      US - Central
    At the Native American Heritage Museum in Highland, Kansas, is an award winning site! Honored with the American Association for State and Local History Certificate of Commendation in 1997, the museum offers an exciting experience. You'll discover stories about the people who were native to northeast Kansas, and learn more about those who lived in the area for a time.
    More sites on www.kshs.org
    Native American Museums of New Mexico
    A list links to Museums in New Mexico.
    More sites on www.nmculture.org
    New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
      US - Northeast
    At the Museums of the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, you will find artifacts of American life and art that have enriched our culture through the centuries. Discover tradesmen's tools and everyday objects, Native American masterpieces and historic manuscripts, world-famous portraits and anonymous folk carvings -- each presented with a relevance and freshness for all to appreciate.
    North, South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World
    Carnegie Museum - Through exploration of four different visions of living in and with the natural world--those of the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, the Hopi of the Southwest, the Iroquois of the Northeast, and the Lakota of the Plains--North, South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World examines the belief systems, philosophies, and practical knowledge that guide Native peoples' interactions with the natural world.
    Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits
    MicMac Canada
    This website features 660 selections from the Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits Database. The complete database at the Nova Scotia Museum is designed to be a reference catalogue, currently providing access to more than 1,100 extant Mi'kmaq portraits in different media.
    More sites on museum.gov.ns.ca
    Oriental Institute Research Archives
    The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute is a non-circulating collection of books and other publications relating to the ancient Near East for the reference and research of Oriental Institute faculty, staff, students and members. Its materials span the history of the ancient Near East from prehistoric times through the Late Antique period and reflect the interests and work of its users and benefactors. It is not a part of the University of Chicago Library System; the existence of a book, journal or series in the Research Archives bears no relationship to the holdings of the University of Chicago Library System.
    More sites on www-oi.uchicago.edu
    Osage Tribal Museum
    Osage US - Central
    Inside the walls of this small building you will find over 100 pieces of the collection of John Bird, an early day Indian Trader, as well as many items made and used by the Osage Indians dating back to well before the establishment of the reservation in 1872.
    More sites on www.osagetribe.com
    Painted Pottery of the Mimbres People
    For this exhibition the Weisman Art Museum will display more than 150 painted pots and a number of related artifacts made by the Mimbres, an ancient Native American people
    Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site
    Pawnee America - Central
    This is an archeological site dedicated to educating the public about the Pawnee Nation's past, present, and future. The site is located on the grounds of an 1820s circa Kitkehahki Pawnee village. Evidence of this important village consists of earth lodge depressions, cache pit depressions, and remains of a fortification wall. A modern museum encloses the excavated floor of a 2000 sq. foot lodge. All items that were discovered have been left on the floor as they were found. Exhibits, artwork, and audio and video presentations help to tell the story of this great people. It is the only museum specifically for the Pawnee Nation.
    More sites on www.kshs.org
    Peabody Essex Museum - Native American Exhibits
      US - Northeast
    The Native American art collection is the oldest ongoing collection of Native American art in the hemisphere. Totaling some 20,000 historic works from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries and 50,000 archaeological objects, the collection includes scores of masterworks from throughout North America. The collection was largely inaccessible, even to staff, until the recent completion of a major new storage vault.
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
      America - South
    The Peabody Museum houses one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Western Hemisphere.
    More sites on www.peabody.harvard.edu
    Penobscot Nation Museum
    Penobscot US - Northeast
    We, the Penobscot Indian Nation, traditionally known as the pana'wahb'skk'eig, together with the Passamaqouddy, Maliseet, and Mik Maq are collectively known as the Wabanaki Confederacy. The Penobscot Nation Museum is a tax-exempt institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich cultural heritage of the Penobscot and Wabanaki people. Currently, the museum houses collections that span thousands of years of Maine Native American history. Our museum provides a repository for contemporary Wabanaki art, such as paintings, woodcarvings, and basketry, demonstrating the strong connections we have with our ancestors and the earth.
    More sites on www.penobscotnation.org
    Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History
      US - Northeast
    Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic history is a non-profit oranization dedicated to the preservation, presentation and ecuation of photographic history. Included in the museums collections are many beautiful and rare photographs of Native Americans from as far back as 1839, when the first practical photographic process was invented. Through image collections, special exhibits and educational programs Photo Antiquities works to preserve not only photographic history, but world history and culture for the future to learn from and appreciate.
    Pilgrim Hall Museum
      US - Northeast
    Gallery museum in the center of historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. Through its exhibition of Pilgrim possessions and Native American artifacts, Pilgrim Hall tells the stories of America’s founding and traditions in stirring detail.
    Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village
      US - Northwest
    Private non-profit,"Hands-On",museum teaching about the life of children on a homestead farm in 1887 and native children in the Puget Sound area before European contact.
    Plains Indian Ledger Art Digital Publishing Project
    The Plains Indian Ledger Art Digital Publishing Project represents a cooperative effort to publish scholarly electronic editions of important examples of nineteenth century Plains Indian drawing done on paper. This genre, often called Ledger Art, formed a transitional genre of Plains Indian artistry corresponding to the forced reduction of Plains tribes to government reservations, roughly between 1860 and 1900. Due to the destruction of the buffalo herds and other game animals of the Great Plains by Anglo-Americans after the Civil War, painting on buffalo hide gave way to works on paper, muslin, canvas, and occasionally commercially prepared cow or buffalo hides. Currently, two ledger galleries are available, the Black Hawk "Dream Visions"Ledger, and the Cheyenne Ledger (Morning Star)
    More sites on weber.ucsd.edu
    Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
      US - West
    The Plains Indian Museum, one of the five museums of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, features one of the country's largest and finest collections of Plains Indian art and artifacts. Through exhibitions, publications, and programs, the Museum explores the cultural histories, artistry and living traditions of Plains Indian people.
    Plimoth Plantation
    Wampanoag US - Northeast
    History, our story, be there at Plimoth Plantation, a world-class living history museum dedicated to retelling the bi-cultural story of the Wampanoag and English settlers in 17th century Plymouth colony.
    More sites on www.plimoth.org
    Powhatan Renape Nation's American Indian Heritage Museum
    More sites on www.powhatan.org
    Red Earth, Inc.
      US - Central
    Red Earth, Inc. is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, and promulgate the rich traditions of American Indian History and Cultures.
    Riverside Municipal Museum Online Exhibitions
      US - Southwest
    Including exhibits on Plateau Indians and their manufacturing techniques of baskets, bags and doll cradles. Other exhibits on the Mexican American Community (1917-1950) Nuestros Antepasados as well as an exhibit on Inuit Artists of the Arctic.
    Royal British Columbia Museum
      Canada - Western
    Shadow of the MeWuk Prehistoric Trail
      US - Southwest
    This 1/4-mile loop trail begins at a reconstruction of a small MeWuk Indian village, including a cedar bark sweat house, dwelling, and acorn granary. Located on an actual prehistoric, summer camp site, a brochure guides you through facets of MeWuk Indian life, highlighting the MeWuk peoples' close relationship to the land. Pick-up a brochure at the trailhead.
    Shelburne Museum
      US - Northeast
    Discover America's Past - Native American materials include some 250 items from a wide range of American cultures such as Plains costumes and accessories, saddles, and parfleches; Southwestern ceramics; and Northwest Coast baskets and woodcarvings. In addition, costume accessories of Native American beadwork made for sale to tourists can be found in the costume collection.
    Sherman Indian Museum
      US - West
    The Sherman Indian High School was one of several off-reservation boarding schools opened by the United States government in the late 1800s. The intention of these schools was to assimilate Native Americans into mainstream society. The Sherman Indian Museum, located on the Sherman Indian High School grounds in Riverside, California, not only houses traditional Native American collections, it preserves more than a century of the school's student body history, heritage and pride.
    Southwest Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum
      US - Northeast
    Living in Ballance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache The culture and cultural perspectives of four Native American peoples of the Southwest are the focus of 'Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache.' The new exhibition, which opens May 20, 1995, looks at the sacred and cultural connection these Native Americans of the Southwest have with their environment. An Apache tipi and a Navajo hooghan framework, an illuminated walk-in sky theater, and more than 300 objects from the Museum's extensive archaeological and ethnographic Southwest collections offer insight and information about the history and cultural traditions of these native peoples.
    Still Pequot After All These Years
    Pequot US - Northeast
    by Alice Nash
    The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center (MPMRC) is an extraordinary, tribally owned-and-operated museum of New England Indian history and culture, built at a cost of $193.4 million. An antidote to museums featuring Native artifacts removed from all cultural context, or older-style dioramas depicting primitive, generic Indians, the MPMRC delivers an impassioned message: "We are Pequot. This is our land. We are still here." What is more, the museum raises provocative questions about the historical process--what we know about Indians and how we know it.
    More sites on www.common-place.org
    The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Museum
    Taino Caribbean Islands
    This is the tribal Museum of the Jatibonicu Taino Tribe of Boriken (Puerto Rico). It presents up to date information on tribal repatriation. It has a great number of pictures of Taino ceremonial objects from the Pre-Colubian period. Many of these objects are held at the National Museum of the American Indian and at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The Taino tribal museum is organized under the tribal nation's Indigenous Documentation Project.
    More sites on www.taino-tribe.org
    The Lewis Henry Morgan Collection
    Iroquois US - Northeast
    The Lewis Henry Morgan Collection of mid-nineteenth century Iroquois materials was made by Morgan between 1849 and 1850 for the Historical and Antiquarian Collection of the New York State Cabinet of Natural History, which was to become the New York State Museum (NYSM).
    More sites on www.nysm.nysed.gov
    The Southwest Museum
      US - West
    The Southwest Museum holds one of the nation's most important museum, library, and archive collections related to the American Indian. In addition it has extensive holdings of Prehispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts. For eighty years it has supported research, publications, exhibitions, and other educational activities to advance the public's understanding and appreciation of the Americas, with particular emphasis on the Western United States and Mesoamerica.
    The Sullivan/Clinton Campaign, 1779-2004
    Iroquois US - Northeast
    The site is a powerful and evolving set of views - in text, image and visitor commentary - of the watershed Sullivan Clinton Campaign of 1779 and of its far-reaching consequences to the present day, as New York approaches its 225th anniversary commemoration this very summer.
    The Vanishing Tattoo
    Haida Canada - Western
    Photos and descriptions of a Haida tattoo kit from the 1880's, and info about tradional Haida tattoo designs.
    Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site
      US - Southeast
    Town Creek Indian Mound, Located outside Mt Gilead NC, is a reconstructed "South Appalachian Mississippian" center. Excavated for over fifty years, the site now offers a museum and orientation video, restrooms, and a stockaded center enclosing a reconstructed mound with town house, burial hut, and priest hut. The museum presents information on 12,000 years of Native habitation of the area with particular focus on the "Pee Dee Culture" responsible for construction the platform mound and enclosed center.
    U'mista Cultural Center
    Kwakiutl Canada - Western
    The U'mista Cultural Society was incorporated under the British Columia Societies Act on March 22, 1974. Since that time it has worked towards fulfilling a mandate to ensure the survival of all aspects of the cultural heritage of the Kwakwaka'wakw.
    Ukrainian Museum
      Europe & Russia
    There is a great place that will help you discover the wonderful heritage of your parents and grandparents -THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUM. Located in New York City, the "international" capital of the arts, the Museum concerns itself with the Ukrainian experience, past and present. In the Museum the emphasis is on the cultural legacy of a people whose thousand year journey through history abounds with grand, dramatic, turbulent and exciting events, as well as extraordinary accomplishments and achievements.
    University of Alaska Museum
      US - Alaska
    The University of Alaska Museum, located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is a major resource center for the public and for scholars. The Museum's mission is to acquire, conserve, investigate, and interpret specimens and collections relating to the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage of Alaska and the Circumpolar North. Through education, research, and public exhibits, the Museum serves the state, national, and international science programs. The Museum develops and uses botanical, geological, zoological, and cultural collections; these collections form the basis for understanding past and present issues unique to the North and meeting the challenges of the future.
    More sites on www.uaf.edu
    University of Oregon Museum of Natural History
      US - Northwest
    Ever wonder who was here before you?
    Ventura County Museum of History & Art
    Chumash US - Southwest
    The Museum maintains a collection of Chumash artifacts.
    Vigo County Historical Society
      US - Central
    Photographs of Our Collection -- Native American Dolls, potery, corn necklaces, moccasins, and many other items.
    Virtual Library Museums Page
    A distributed directory of on-line museums.
    Woodland Cultural Centre
    The Woodland Cultural Centre, is a unique First Nations organization located on Six Nation's land in Brantford, Ontario. We provide a variety of services which reflect our community values in respect to culture, history and heritage. Our mandate is educational in nature and we offer programs to our member First Nations and to the general public. We take an integrated approach to culture and heritage, recognizing that contemporary life styles are rooted in ancient traditions. These traditions recognize the importance of the spiritual and the natural as well as human history and social arrangements.
    Woolaroc Museum & Nature Preserve
      US - Central
    Offers nature trails, a petting zoo, Native American heritage center.
    Wounded Knee Museum
      US - Central
    Learn the unforgettable story of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Experience the narrative museum through vivid graphics, numerous photographs and shocking firsthand accounts.
    Yakama Indian Nation Cultural Center
    Yakima US - Northwest
    Museum: Great dioramas and exhibits of the Museum tell the story of the Yakama Indian people by the Yakamas themselves. Restaurant: Authentic Native American Cuisine, featuring Salmon, buffalo, and Indian fry bread. Gift Shop Quality handmade Indian beadwork for which the Yakama people are famous. Also available: baskets, silver, books, posters, cards and clothing. Library: Full-service public library with an emphasis on Indian culture.
    More sites on www.yakamamuseum.com
    Yakima Valley Museum
      US - Northwest
    The Yakima Valley Museum offers historical displays focusing on the Yakima Valley -- its natural history, Native American culture, early pioneer life, and the roots and development of the Valley's fruit industry. The museum also has a superb collection of horse-drawn vehicles, from stagecoaches to a hearse, a historical display on former resident, Supreme Court Justice and environmentalist William O. Douglas, an interactive Children's Center, and a changing schedule of special exhibitions.

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