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Treasures of the National Museum of the American Indian (Tiny Folios)by W Richard West
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Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the SmithsonianGÇÖs National Musuem of the American Indian (NMAI) is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and the arts of Native Americans. The museumGÇÖs collections span more than 10,000 years and GÇô as this lavishly illustrated miniature volume demonstrates GÇô include a multitlude of fascinating objects, from ancient clay figurines to contemporary Indian paintings, from all over the Americas.
Revised and updated to include objects exhibited at NMAI's new museum on Washington's National Mall, this miniature volume offers a far-ranging overview of the most significant collection of Native American objects anywhere in the world. Nearly 300 illustrations show the vast breadth of the museum's collections--from ancient stone carvings to 20th-century feathered regalia.
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