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

Fri, October 07
10:00AM
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Sat, October 08
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Sun, October 09
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Mon, October 10
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Tue, October 11
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Wed, October 12
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Thu, October 13
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Fri, October 14
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Sat, October 15
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Sun, October 16
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Occurs 169 more times through Apr 03

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

October 7, Friday 10:00AM
October 8, Saturday 10:00AM
October 9, Sunday 10:00AM
October 10, Monday 10:00AM
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