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Native by Design

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    Native American design

    Native by Design

    Indigenous people in the U.S. are increasingly challenging widespread stereotypes as well as the practice of cultural appropriation.

  • Curiosities

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    The Long Count

    How we memorialize significant events says a lot about our perception of time.

  • Curiosities

    In Ohio in the early 1920s, archaeologists excavated a beautifully stylized effigy hand that was made from a single sheet of mica.

    Is a Hand Wave a Universal Greeting?

    Whether across the expanse of thousands of years or alongside a river, the hand wave is a gesture that holds social meaning. But has it always been used as a positive greeting?

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  • Curiosities

    Vasily Konovalenko’s Martin Luther King in Sapphire was sculpted from the world’s largest known black sapphire.

    Martin Luther King Jr., in Sapphire

    There are many ways to memorialize the immortal Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the most famous and important civil rights leader of our time. Many, if not most, American cities have a street named after him. Scores of schools and buildings carry his name. Many parks and civic institutions have erected statues and monuments in his honor—such as a bronze statue recently raised in Denver’s City Park, near …