Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now
On view now through January 12, 2020
The Nasher Museum presents Kindship & Belonging, an interactive feature on a 20-foot wall in the museum’s Great Hall, created in conjunction with the major fall exhibition, Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Visitors are invited to ponder these questions and use them as a starting point to learn more about the Indigenous peoples who live and work in North Carolina.
Special thanks to our Native colleagues around North Carolina for their guidance on Kinship & Belonging: Dawn Arneach (Eastern Band of Cherokee), Danny Bell (Lumbee), Nancy Strickland Fields (Lumbee), Jane Haladay, Mary Ann Jacobs (Lumbee), Malinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee), Robin Swayney (Eastern Band of Cherokee) and Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote (Kiowa).
ANSWER: North Carolina is home to the largest Indigenous population in the eastern United States.
ANSWER: 122,110, according to the most recent U.S. Census data
ANSWER: More than 12,000 years
ANSWER: One – The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
ANSWER: Seven – Coharie, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi, Sappony and Waccamaw Siouan. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is the only federally recognized tribe in North Carolina.
ANSWER: The Cherokee Industrial School
ANSWER: The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has more than 55,000 members.
ANSWER: Robeson County
ANSWER: The Cherokee Nation
ANSWER: The North Carolina curriculum teaches the history of Native American peoples in the 4th grade. However, in tribal communities the education continues daily.
ANSWER: Turtle Island is a Native American and First Nations name for the Earth or North America.