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So, where in the world? It is September and the temperatures are in the low 80s.
And, where were we last week? At the National Museum of the American Indian located in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House near Battery Park in New York City. Just steps from a great spot to view the Statue of Liberty and not far from Ellis Island.
Here are a few more images.
Even Lady Liberty needs to answer her phone once and awhile.
A different kind of lady liberty.
On the right is an Indian Peace Medal, issued by Thomas Jefferson's administration for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
This is not an Indian artifact in the strictest sense. It was issued by the General Court of Massachussets in 1676 and awarded to Christian Indian scouts in a forced internment camp on Deer Island in Boston Harbor. The English recruited these scouts to assist themselves during King Phillips War, a war precipitated by the Wampanaog natives in an effort to drive out the encroaching settlers.
This is a box-and-border robe from the Lakota tribe, probably from South Dakota around 1865. Made of buffalo calf hide and glass beads, it was typical of robes worn by Lakota women in their puberty ceremonies and by married women.
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