"Stories of the People" Opens in A&I

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"Stories of the People," the National Museum of the American Indians's first exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., opened in the Arts and Industries Building (A&I) on August 10, 1996. The exhibition features 200 objects chosen by seven native selectors representing six tribes or regional groups from the Americas. It surveys the last 150 years, a period of great social and cultural change for native peoples.


  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • Stories of the People (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Year 1996. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997, p. 36-37.

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


August 10, 1996


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