Halls of Plains Indians and Northwest Coast Indians Compare the objects on display in these halls with those in Eastern Woodlands Indians. Students may look for examples of trade and exchange.
Old New York (First Floor Roosevelt Rotunda) This diorama may be an interesting way to discuss the history of the encounter between Native Americans of the area and Dutch colonizers in what is now New York City. How might the Hackensack and the Dutch have interpreted this event?
Willamette Meteorite (Rose Center) For the Confederated Tribes in Grande Ronde in Oregon, this object is a sacred stone. Water collected in its crevices was used in rites-of-passage for young men of the tribes.
Theodore Roosevelt Statue (Central Park West entrance) This statue has been the subject of heated debate.
Hall of South American Peoples This hall explores pre-Columbian South America, and the lives of indigenous people living in the region today.
Hall of Mexico and Central America The diverse art, architecture, and traditions of the Maya, Toltec, Olmec, Aztec, and other Mesoamerican people are the subjects of this hall.
Hall of Pacific Peoples This hall explores the geographical and cultural diversity of the South Pacific islands.