Release Date: September 15, 2004
An article in this week's issue of Time magazine reports on the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, which tells the story of indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere from their point of view. The article quotes Jolene Rickard, UB associate professor of art history, who guest curated an exhibit in the museum, the "Wall of Gold" consisting of gold objects owned and used by native peoples before their contact with Europeans, an exhibit designed to illustrate the enormous wealth that was stolen from them. Go to article.
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