The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Controversies

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Summary

Collection of seventeen essays addresses the issues raised by the establishment of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in the 1980s, from the George Gustav Heye Collection in New York City. The design for the NMAI, as the first national native American museum, was based on a new model of collaboration between the museum staff and indigenous communities.

ed

  • Lonetree, Amy
  • Cobb, Amanda J. 1970-

Subject

  • Heye, George Gustav
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • Heye Museum

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

2008

Topic

  • Historians
  • Controversies
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Collaboration
  • Indians of North America
  • Museums--History
  • Museums--Philosophy

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Edition

First

Physical description

Number of pages: 505; Page numbers : 1-475

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