Installation of Dakota Tepee, Arts and Industries Building, by Vargas, Rick, 1996, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, The National Museum of the American Indian and Exhibits Central staff install a Dakota tepee (circa 1910) in the North Hall of the Arts and Industries Building for a special exhibition titled "Stories of the "People". Children are sitting on the floor watching. This was a preview of the National Museum of the American Indian to be built on the National Mall..