Past Exhibits


The Museum of the American Indian has had many exciting exhibits over its long history. An example from 2016 was sponsored by Placer Partners and accompanied by the showing a short documentary film. 

The First Ambassadors
A Remarkable Look at Long-Forgotten History

Between 1821 and 1842, Thomas McKenney, the U.S. Superintendent of Indian Trade, commissioned Charles Bird King to paint portraits of courageous and distinguished tribal leaders, after their arduous journey from their villages to the City of Washington, for peace negotiations. A fire at the Smithsonian Castle destroyed the paintings but an 1836 series of lithographs survives. The exhibit displays more than thirty of those rare lithographs and their stories.

Below is a representation of our past exhibits over the years.

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