National Museum of the American Indian
Recognizing Indians in the 21st Century
When it first opened in 2004, the National Museum of the American Indian promised to usher in a new understanding between Indian and settler cultures in the U.S. Yet, the public response has been mixed. VFH Fellow Monika Siebert examines why that is.
Mythologized version of Pocahontas saving John Smith. Based on the engraving “Smith Rescued by Pocahontas,” by Christian Inger, 1870, Virginia Historical Society.
Stories are made of silences. What the writers of stories—of history—believe to matter becomes the narrative, and what they think doesn’t matter is excluded.
New Digital Archive Will Preserve Historic Images, Documents of Virginia Indian Tribes, Thanks to Gift from Dominion
Charlottesville, VA: The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) will receive a grant of $150,000 from the energy company, Dominion Resources, to build the Commonwealth’s only online historical and cultural archive about Virginia’s Indian communities. The grant matches an additional award from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of $75,000. Virginia Indian Heritage Online will be […]