. Must-see areas and art inside the Eiteljorg’s revamped Native American Galleries « JO LEE MAGAZINE

MSN NEWS – Each entrance acknowledges the Native peoples whose ancestral lands are where the museum is now. Large installations — including Hannah Claus’ (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) embodiment of the Miami origin story and Anita Fields’ (Osage/Muscogee) expression of her native Osage culture — are immediately eye-catching. Miami, Potawatomi, Delaware and Shawnee peoples use their own languages to greet visitors, and more are on the way, according to Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota), associate curator of Native American art. The $6 million renovation is rooted in Native peoples’ narratives — how they define themselves instead of how they have been portrayed.

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