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Native People Of The Western Hemisphere

 
 
Native People Of The Western Hemisphere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 1, 2018
1. Native People Of The Western Hemisphere Marker
The central illustration is a map of The Americas superimposed with that partial list of indigenous people from across the Western Hemisphere.
Inscription.  The museum embraces not only contemporary native cultures but also those known to us only through tradition. Here is a partial list of indigenous people from across the Western Hemisphere.
(This list includes the names of about 1200 tribes.)

“NMAI is nor just about the past and certainly not about the dead and dying. It is about the living.”
W. Richard West, Jr.
(Southern Cheyenne)
Director, NMAI
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1200.
 
Location. 40° 42.266′ N, 74° 0.832′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Bowling Green, on the left when traveling south on State Street. The marker is one of several in a bank to the right of the main entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sharing the Circle (here, next to this marker); George Gustav Heye (here, next to this marker); American Merchant Marine
Native People Of The Western Hemisphere marker location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 1, 2018
2. Native People Of The Western Hemisphere marker location
The bank of markers to the right of the entrance.
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(here, next to this marker); Places of Exchange (here, next to this marker); “North America” sculpted by Daniel Chester French (here, next to this marker); The Marketplace (here, next to this marker); Drawn To The City (a few steps from this marker); ...to Manhattan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The lettering has faded so much that the marker is very difficult to read.
 
The National Museum of the American Indian (and Federal Bankruptcy Court) image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 10, 2015
3. The National Museum of the American Indian (and Federal Bankruptcy Court)
Formerly the Alexander Hamilton Custom House. The marker bank is to the right of the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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