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Indians of North America – Searching for a trace

Searching for a trace of the Indians of North America: In the most recent exhibition, the museum presents a rich variety of its Indian treasures. Spirituality and healing, communication, beauty and history – tradition meets modern Indian life.

The exhibition, open since 2008, was developed with support of Native American artist David Seven Deers of the Skwahla-Stó:lo-Halkomelem people (Canada), which focuses on the spiritual longhouses and masks of the north western coast. Tepees of the Plains Indians, the reconstruction of a Pueblo House, arrowheads thousands of years old, valuable historic photographs of Indian dignitaries, and about 500 other artefacts give an insight into the different Indian cultures of North America.

A highlight for children and adults is the Indian Cadillac, the “Red Horse Diner,” in which visitors are welcome to take a comfortable seat. In the diner, modern Indian newspapers are at your disposal and interested visitors can inform themselves about the latest Pow-Wow. Exhibits on modern Indian art combining traditional and modern elements provide a deeper insight into contemporary Indian life. The works of the well-known Indian pop-artists Fritz Scholder (Luiseño) and Richard Glazer Danay (Mohawk), broach the issues of stereotyping and the modern experience.

Language

All texts are available in German, English and French.

Contact

Christine Chávez
phone: 040. 42 88 79 – 517
fax: 040. 42 88 79 – 242
christine.chavez@mvhamburg.de

Weltkarte Indianer