Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States & American Indian Nations explores the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and the Indian Nations of the United States and Canada. This 272-page volume released in 2014 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The museum developed an exhibition about treaties and their essential nature to America.
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas accompanies the groundbreaking exhibition of the same title developed by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Through the concepts of policy, community, creative resistance, and lifeways, the exhibition and publication examine the long overlooked history of Native American and African American intersections in the Americas.
Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska features more than 200 objects representing the masterful artistry and design traditions of twenty Alaska Native peoples. Based on a collaborative exhibition created by Alaska Native communities, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, this richly illustrated volume celebrates both the long-awaited return of ancestral treasures to their native homeland and the diverse cultures in which they were created.
American Indians, American Presidents: A History is a 272-page history of relationship between the Native American Nations and the American presidents from 1776 until the present. This well-documented volume is organized into five chapters that cover 1776 to 1820; Native Nations and the wastward expansion; the Dark Days of Native American Sovereignty; the 1930s to the 1970s; and from the days of self-determination in 1975 to the present. Numerous archival photographs accompany the book as well as an extensive index, bibliography, and features.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History is published by Harper Collins and the Smithsonian Institution celebrating the photographs taken by Gertrude Kasebier. Her work focuses on the Native American participants of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Associate curator at the Photographic Collection of the Museum of American History Michelle Delaney provides historical context for the photographer and her subjects.