Descendant Communities

AMNH collaborative projects with indigenous peoples throughout the world.
Programs and Events Hawaiian Delegation Visit AMNH welcomed a delegation of five Native Hawaiian and one Kamaʻāina representative. Programs and Events Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Representative Visit David Grignon (Nahwahquaw), Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin vistits AMNH. Programs and Events Tohono O'odham Nation Repatriation AMNH welcomed five representatives from the Tohono O’odham Nation. Programs and Events Reconstruction of the Mo5ol-Uraha of the Sakha People of Siberia The Sakha People of Siberia recreate a summer dwelling of the Yakut (Mo5ol-Uraha), created from ornamental birch bark. Programs and Events Tohono O'odham Nation Delegation Visits AMNH welcomed six representatives from the Tohono O'odham Nation. Programs and Events Stk'emlupsemc Te Secwépemc First Nation Delegation Visits AMNH welcomed representatives of the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc (Secwépemc) First Nation from Kamloops, Canada. Programs and Events Tesuque Delegation Visits AMNH welcomed representatives of the Pueblo of Tesuque from north central New Mexico. Press Release Testimony for Hopi Tribe AMNH Curator Peter Whiteley testified in Maricopa County Superior Court in a case to determine water rights for the Hopi tribe. Cultural Programs Tlingit Voices: a Bridge to New York and Beyond AMNH staff traveled to Juneau to meet with Tlingit elders to discuss plans for the Tlingit section of the Northwest Coast Hall. Programs and Events Delaware Delegations Visit AMNH The Delaware Nation, Oklahoma, the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Stockbrridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin visit AMNH. Programs and Events Pueblo Delegations Visit AMNH welcomed delegations from the Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of San Felipe, and Pueblo of Tesuque on a cultural mission. Blog Post A Major Project in the Northwest Coast Hall The Museum, working with First Nations of the Pacific Northwest, will restore the gallery devoted to Northwest Coast Native cultures. September 25, 2017 Blog Post Historic Chief’s Chest On View in Haida Gwaii The Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay will feature a carved wooden chest from the Museum’s collection. October 26, 2017 Research Conservation of Siberian Collections A two-year project to examine, document, stabilize and rehouse portions of the Museum’s Siberian ethnographic collection. Programs and Events Sakha Delegation visits AMNH AMNH welcomed a delegation of master craftsmen and native experts from the Sakha Republic in the Russian Federation. Programs and Events Zuni Delegation Visits AMNH A delegation of Zuni representatives visited AMNH on an exciting cultural mission. Press Release Willamette Meteorite Agreement The Museum recognizes the meteorite's spiritual relationship to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community.