A country, a region, a belief, people will proud of the truth will always stand the test of time.

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A country, a region, a belief, people will proud of the truth will always stand the test of time. Although colonialism is able to force people to behave in its ways, it cannot completely change people’s minds. Until September 21, 2004, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) opened to the public. The foundation which was established in 1916, in New York City, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian located on a symbolically significant site on the National Mall, next to the U.S. Capitol, and it is in a very grand building. I went to this museum twice, and I think this museum is a very special museum, I think it is not a typical history or anthropology museum, but it is a developing…show more content…
The museum has an excellent Indian collection and it has an equally excellent natural history collection. After we have spent several hours visiting both …I turned to my father and asked, “why do they show Indians with all the mammoths and dinosaurs? My father replied, in a comment that came as close to sardonicism as his usually gentle nature permitted, “I believe they must think we, too, are dead.” “Museum Different”would not look anything like a natural history museum or a museum of anthropology. There are a lot of exhibitions currently open to the visitors : Our Universe, Our People, Our Lives, Return to A Native Place. And their special exhibitions and additional points of interest include W.Richard West, Jr. Contemporary Arts Gallery and the Sealaska Gallery, which feature changing exhibition of Native history, lifestyle, and contemporary art. In the foreword to the exhibition: Identity by design, Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women’s Dress, he writes: As Director of the NMAI, I have the somewhat iron mission of stressing that our extraordinary collections of Native objects—some 800,000 works of astounding beauty and value— are secondary to the cultural significance these objects hold for Native people. The window collection :Many Hands, Many Voices showcases exceptional objects from the museum’s collections. The objects we are privileged to care for are not ends in

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