American Indian Museum
Washington, DC
 July 4, 2007

The building's architecture is interesting

with curved lines and overhangs.
Do you suppose it is meant to remind one of a pueblo?
There is an interesting fountain area that flows into this hole.

Inside is a wide variety of old and new material.

I got fascinated by the beadwork

These cradleboards are Comanche (1890), Arapaho (1890) and Flathead (1880)

Yakama two-hide dress (1890)

Sioux two-hide pattern dress with fully beaded yoke.  (1890)

Nez Perce two-hide pattern dress with fully beaded yoke (1920)

Crow leggings (1890) and moccasins (1890)

We were most impressed with this modern (2002) beaded flag.

Check out the detail.  
Instead of stars, there is the postal abbreviation of the state in white.  
The two numerals before and the two after the abbreviation are the date the state entered the union.
There is a dark blue bead background with light blue quotes of significance to the artist.

The white stripes clearly show an alphabetical list of tribes.

I am still trying to find info about the artist, Jenny "Chapoose" Taylor.
There is a fascinating article about this piece in the Eugene, Oregon,  Register Guard
(I have also copied it from the Register Guard.)
This piece, entitled "Nation"  was not accepted into the Eugene Mayor's art show!
Later it was discovered and recommended to the Smithsonian where it is beautifully displayed.

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Created July 5, 2007

Photos by Leslie or David

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Our trip to Baltimore and Washington.
Baltimore people watching
Baltimore Architecture
Baltimore Orioles game
we're off to Washington, DC
Washington flowers are here
American Indian museum
Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Garden - heirloom tomatoes
     Garden in June
B-Mets game
A strange vine appeared
    It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days
Downy Woodpecker feeds its baby.

 travel to
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar

Mid Atlantic:  
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Fountains
Longwood Flowers
Winterthur Silver
Winterthur Children's Park

Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
CMOG  Corning Museum of Glass -


Other interests: 

House and Garden


No Knead Bread

daffodil 3

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing