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Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, April 18, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through May 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Stop by one of our teaching carts for an interactive, tactile experience to explore an assortment of topics important in different Native cultures, including cattail, bison, maize, boats, and dolls! Through May 2014: Most Fri.: 3-4 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location Varies; ask at Welcome Desk. Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, April 19, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through May 2014: Most Wed.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, April 20, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Time for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities (For ages 4-8.) People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Come hear a Native staff member read stories by or about people from different Native communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. "Hok-noth-da" means "Did you hear?" in the Shawnee language. Through May 2014: Most Sun.: 11:15-11:45 AM Note - Subject to staff availability. - Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; children must be accompanied by an adult. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, April 21, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, April 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Interpreter

American Indian Museum NY Meet a Cultural Interpreter,one of the Museum's Native American educators,and learn about materials from throughout the America's. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through May 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Cultural Interpreter

American Indian Museum NY Meet a Cultural Interpreter,one of the museum's Native American educators,and learn about materials from througout the America's. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through May 2014: Most Wed.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, April 24, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Before and after the Horizon exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Marie Tail (Cherokee) gives a 45-minute tour of Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes.  Highlights include discussion of thunderbird and underwater panther, along with discussion of artists such as Keesic Douglas and George Morrison. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in the Great Hall- tour in West Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the museum's Native American educators,and learn about materials from throughout the America's. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Manoomin:  The Sacred Food  2007, 6 min. United States. Jack Pettibone Riccobono.  Filmed at White Earth Reservation, ricers and activists discuss the dangers that genetically-modified wild rice pose to the natural environment and to Ojibwe cultural and spiritual life. Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, April 25, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through May 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Stop by one of our teaching carts for an interactive, tactile experience to explore an assortment of topics important in different Native cultures, including cattail, bison, maize, boats, and dolls! Through May 2014: Most Fri.: 3-4 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location Varies; ask at Welcome Desk. Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lauren Berodt provides an in-depth tour of the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free. Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, April 26, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through May 2014: Most Wed.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity

American Indian Museum NY Listen as Marissa Corwin (Seneca) reads stories about spring. Following, Ms. Corwin will lead a finger puppet making activity. Time Detail: 1:00 to 2:20. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center/Education Classroom, 2nd floor. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, April 27, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Time for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities (For ages 4-8.) People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Come hear a Native staff member read stories by or about people from different Native communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. "Hok-noth-da" means "Did you hear?" in the Shawnee language. Through May 2014: Most Sun.: 11:15-11:45 AM Note - Subject to staff availability. - Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; children must be accompanied by an adult. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, April 28, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, April 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Interpreter

American Indian Museum NY Meet a Cultural Interpreter,one of the Museum's Native American educators,and learn about materials from throughout the America's. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through May 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Cultural Interpreter

American Indian Museum NY Meet a Cultural Interpreter,one of the museum's Native American educators,and learn about materials from througout the America's. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through May 2014: Most Wed.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, May 1, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the museum's Native American educators,and learn about materials from throughout the America's. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Manoomin:  The Sacred Food  2007, 6 min. United States. Jack Pettibone Riccobono.  Filmed at White Earth Reservation, ricers and activists discuss the dangers that genetically-modified wild rice pose to the natural environment and to Ojibwe cultural and spiritual life. Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, May 2, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Friday, May 2, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Friday, May 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through May 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Friday, May 2, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Hands-On Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Stop by one of our teaching carts for an interactive, tactile experience to explore an assortment of topics important in different Native cultures, including cattail, bison, maize, boats, and dolls! Through May 2014: Most Fri.: 3-4 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location Varies; ask at Welcome Desk. Friday, May 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lauren Berodt provides an in-depth tour of the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, May 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, May 3, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through May 2014: Most Wed.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, May 4, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da Story Time for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities (For ages 4-8.) People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Come hear a Native staff member read stories by or about people from different Native communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. "Hok-noth-da" means "Did you hear?" in the Shawnee language. Through May 2014: Most Sun.: 11:15-11:45 AM Note - Subject to staff availability. - Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; children must be accompanied by an adult. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 5, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Monday, May 5, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Monday, May 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join a cultural interpreter for a general overview of the museum's history, landscape, building, exhibitions, and other points of interest. Through May 2014: Most Sun. Tues. Thurs. and Sat.: 2-3 PM Subject to cultural interpreter availability. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Interpreter

American Indian Museum NY Meet a Cultural Interpreter,one of the Museum's Native American educators,and learn about materials from throughout the America's. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Orientation Film: Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This unique, 13-minute, multimedia presentation transports visitors to the Arctic, the Northwest Coast, and the plateaus of Bolivia to reveal the diversity of contemporary Native life and to introduce themes and messages encountered throughout the museum. Year-Round: • Most days: Throughout the day; check at the museum's Welcome Desk for schedule Note - Hand-held translation devices are available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish from staff who introduce the program. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, 4th Level. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Art of the Great Plains: Self-Guided Ledger Art Activity

American Indian Museum NY Self-guided, hands-on activity: Read a brief overview of Plains Indian ledger art, then create your own drawing on ledger paper using crayons, colored pencils, and stencils. View ledger book from the 1800s in the exhibition Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Time Detail: Monday - Saturday only. 10 AM - 5 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Join us for family friendly screenings of live action shorts and animations. The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend 1971,6min. Co Hoedeman. Canada Using stop-motion animation, this film tells a traditional Inuit story and incorporates the craftsmanship of the community through the use of hand-made sealskin puppets. The Old Man and the River 2007, 5 min. Steven Chilton. Canada One morning a young man is awakened by his grandfather, who sweeps him away on a magnificent journey along the course of the river. Raccoon and Crawfish 2007, 8 min. United States Based on a story from the oral tradition of the Oneida Indian Nation, this 3D animation brings to life the fateful meeting between a scheming crawfish and his mortal enemy, the hungry raccoon. Paulina y el Cóndor/Paulina and the Condor 1995, 10 min. Marisol Barragán Ibarguen. Bolivia. An Aymara girl takes a fateful journey from the high plains of Bolivia to La Paz in this colorful animation. How People Got Fire 2009, 16 min. Daniel Janke.… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Cost: Free Admission. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Related Exhibition: Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn about Native cultures through a variety of hands-on activities, including stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart.  Through May 2014: Most Wed. and Fri.: 1:30-2:30 PM. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Cultural Interpreter

American Indian Museum NY Meet a Cultural Interpreter,one of the museum's Native American educators,and learn about materials from througout the America's. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join staff as they share the importance of Native music. Families are invited to experience Native music using drums and percussion. Through May 2014: Most Wed.: 3-4 PM , Most Sat.: 11 AM-12 Noon. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Anishinaabe Home

American Indian Museum NY Jim Northrup:  With Reservations  1996, 30 min. United States.  Mike Rivard.  A humorous look at a year in his life on the Fond du Lac Reservation, as told by the noted Ojibwe writer. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.