Negotiations Begin between MAI and AMNH
Negotiations to merge their collections begin between the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Negotiations continue on and off for several years, but the merger never occured.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Braun, Arbara, "Cowboys and Indians, The History and Fate of the Museum of the American Indian," The Village Voice, 8 April 1986, p. 38.
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