Over the past several years, members from eleven native communities along the North Pacific Coast of North America came to visit the National Museum of the American Indian. They came with a purpose, and it was to work with museum staff members to select ceremonial and everyday objects to feature in an exhibit that would explore the relationships between these items and their cultures. The exhibit is currently on display at the Museum, and also exists in a virtual form on this website. On the site’s homepage, visitors can click through an interactive map of the region, moving around to learn more about the items created by such groups as the Haida and the Tlingit. Within each of these sections, visitors can view the community gallery which presents items such as ceremonial dishes, masks, and copper carvings. The zoom feature is quite remarkable, as it allows users the ability to follow the patterns and designs on these objects in great detail.


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