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The Land Has MemoryIndigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian$
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Duane Blue Spruce and Tanya Thrasher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832646

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807889787_blue_spruce

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Remembering the Experience of Past Generations

(p.1) Introduction
The Land Has Memory

Johnpaul Jones

University of North Carolina Press

The Introduction describes how the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) came into being. Through consultations with hundreds of Native elders, artists, educators, and other professionals spanning the entire Western Hemisphere, the aim was to create a building and surrounding habitat that would be imbued with the messages of past generations and the essential spirit of place. Its ambition was to convey the long history of Native people in the area now called Washington, D.C., and throughout North and South America. The NMAI is a celebration of indigenous peoples' deep appreciation and understanding of the natural, animal, spirit, and human worlds.

Keywords:   NMAI, past generations, North America, South America, indigenous people, spirit

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