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Apsáalooke exhibition at Field Museum avoids stereotypes, shows ‘Native Americans are still here.’

Category: Decolonization

This is the first exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History to be curated by a Native American.

“I personally would like for an indigenous child to imagine themselves curating an exhibition, or talking about what a war bonnet means to them and how it should be properly used.”

–Apsáalooke scholar Nina Sanders

The atrocities committed against indigenous people by white settlers are being acknowledged in Chicago and across the country, but the "Apsáalooke Women and Warriors" exhibit at the Field Museum isn't about that. "We're looking at resilience," said its curator, Apsáalooke scholar Nina Sanders (or Akbileoosh/Brings the Water, her name in the tribe's Crow language).

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