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-People of the Sky: Bird Spirits in American Indian
 

  People of the Sky: Bird Spirits in American Indian Life
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People of the Sky:
Bird spirits in American Indian life
November 8, 2013 through March 30, 2014
At the Museum in the John and Peggy Maximus Gallery

Throughout human history, birds have provided people with food, materials for tool making, and feathers for ceremony. Linking the terrestrial realm with the sky, birds also serve as powerful symbols in myth, religion, and art. Scientific illustrations are paired with artifacts from the Museum's Anthropology collection to demonstrate the cross-cultural importance of birds in both Western art and American Indian life.

 

 

 

 

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