Thursday, June 14, 2012

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN INDIAN

The very first museum visited in Washington D.C. was the National Museum of American Indian. This was the place where people could learn more about the indigenous people of the United States. When I was younger, we used to call them as Red Indians and they were always portrayed as the bad guys in many American TV programmes or movies.

Other than observing the exhibits on display, I managed to sit in the theatre hall to watch a short documentary of the lives of these original people of the continent -  a very impressive presentation indeed as you could watch the images not only on the screen, but also on the floor and the ceiling and you would feel that you were engaged nature. The main exhibition which was the highlight of the museum at that time was "A Song for the Horse Nation". It featured the bond between the people and the horse and how the horse had influenced their daily lives.

One should spend more time here if he/she wishes to learn about the history and the culture of the American Indians. And there is no entrance fee. Too bad I could not stay long at this venue as there were other museums awaiting.

why was I suddenly an American school teacher?

the exterior
it was all about horses...
... and the native American Indians

a few of the displays

more exhibits
the interior

 MORE MUSEUMS COMING YOUR WAY...