Hall of Northwest Coast Indian

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
The Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, the Museum's oldest hall, showcases the research conducted during the Museum's first major field expedition, the Jesup North Pacific Expedition (1897-1902), considered one of the most important anthropological fie... more
The Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, the Museum's oldest hall, showcases the research conducted during the Museum's first major field expedition, the Jesup North Pacific Expedition (1897-1902), considered one of the most important anthropological field studies ever made. Organized by Museum President Morris K. Jesup and led by Franz Boas (1858-1942), known as the "father of American anthropology," the expedition set out to investigate the cultural and biological links between people living on both sides of the Bering Strait, with the hope of determining whether or not America was first populated by migrations from Asia. The cultures featured in the hall occupy North America's shores from Washington State to southern Alaska. The artifacts, folklore, and artwork displayed document and celebrate the customs and artistry of the Kwakiutl, Haida, Tlingit, Bella Coola, and other peoples. Exhibits include exquisite totem carvings, clothing, tools, and masks.

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Hall of Northwest Coast Indian

Wed, May 25
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Thu, May 26
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Fri, May 27
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Sat, May 28
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Sun, May 29
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Tue, May 31
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Wed, June 01
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Thu, June 02
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Fri, June 03
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Occurs 170 more times through Nov 20

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

May 25, Wednesday 10:00AM
May 26, Thursday 10:00AM
May 27, Friday 10:00AM
May 28, Saturday 10:00AM
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