Marking history: 11-plus foot milepost becomes impromptu monument commemorating ‘largest gathering of Native Americans in protest.’

Unveiled in October, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian showcases a monument spontaneously built by hundreds of indigenous tribes during what historians call the largest gathering of Native Americans in protest in history. An 11.5-feet-tall milepost from the months long Dakota Access pipeline protests is the newest and final addition to the Read More »

Native American Veterans Memorial launches open call for design ideas

Native Americans have served their country in the armed forces at proportionally higher rates than any other ethnic group since the Revolutionary War. Generations of Indigenous Americans have patriotically served and continue to serve in every branch of the U.S. military. The Smithsonian Institution’s Native American Veterans Memorial, scheduled to open Veterans Day 2020, will Read More »

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit honoring veterans now on display at heritage center

Natives have participated in every major U.S. military encounter from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts in the Middle East. Although, proportionally, Native American military servicemen and women serve at a higher rate than any other ethnic group, their contributions go largely unrecognized. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, along with urging Read More »