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Exploring The Real History Of American Indians

Paul Chaat Smith, a co-curator of "The Americans" at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Paul Chaat Smith, a co-curator of "The Americans" at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
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With guest host Jane Clayson.

A new exhibit at the National Museum of American Indians takes visitors from the Trail of Tears to Native Americans in pop culture. We’ll talk with the curators of "Americans."

From the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, American Indian logos are everywhere. But many of the images are frozen in a time when Native Americans wore headdresses and rode on horseback. Modern American Indians’ lives are largely absent from American life. A new exhibit at the Smithsonian hopes to paint a more accurate picture. This hour, On Point: American Indians tell their stories. --Jane Clayson

Note: This program originally broadcast on February 13, 2018.

Guests:

Paul Chaat Smith, co-curator of "Americans" at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Cécile R. Ganteaume, co-curator of "Americans" at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian."

Stevie Salas, executive producer of the documentary "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World." (@StevieSalas)

Highlights Of The Exhibit:

This program aired on May 28, 2018. The audio for this program is not available.

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