New York's native and indigenous people focus of new exhibit

New York's native and indigenous people focus of new exhibit

LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- The National Museum of the American Indian sits at the southern tip of Manhattan, an area once inhabited by the indigenous people of this region. So in a sense, its newest long-term exhibition, "Native New York," pays homage to that important past. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey to 12 significant places in New York, from Long Island through Manhattan to Niagara Falls. A wooden walkway winds past indigenous artifacts, interactive installations and illustrations meant to show the complexity of native life in New York, past and present. "We're hoping that people come into the exhibition and start to question the stories they've learned about the history of New York State and City," said Smithsonian spokesperson Lisa Austin. One of the stories addressed is the …
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