Richard W. Hill

Richard W. Hill Sr.

Richard W. Hill, Sr. (Tuscarora), an artist, writer, curator, and professor, is Senior Project Coordinator at the Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, Ontario. From 1992 to 1995, Hill served as the assistant director for Public Programs and as the special assistant to the director at the National Museum of the American Indian. He has lectured and written extensively on placing Native American art history, history, and culture in its proper context, as well as on museum-history issues such as tribal consultation, repatriation, stereotyping, and cross-cultural education.

Treasures of The National Museum of The American Indian

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This little volume provides an impressive overview of the most significant collection of art by Native Americans anywhere in the world.

Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the Smithsonian’s National Musuem of the American Indian (NMAI) is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and the arts of Native Americans. The museum’s collections span more than 10,000 years and – as this lavishly illustrated miniature volume demonstrates – include a multitlude of fascinating objects, from ancient clay figurines to contemporary Indian paintings, from all over the Americas.

 

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