Brooklyn Exhibit Focuses on Tipis in Plains Culture

Brooklyn Exhibit Focuses on Tipis in Plains Culture

By: 
ICTMN Staff
3/2/11

Brooklyn Exhibit Focuses on Tipis in Plains Culture

The Brooklyn Museum is currently showing Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains, said to be "the first major exhibition in more than 30 years to examine tipis of plains peoples." Featuring more than 160 historical and contemporary objects from the museum's collection, the exhibit welcomes visitors with a 28-foot Blackfeet tipi constructed inside the museum's fifth-floor rotunda. The Welcome Tipi was made by Naomi Crawford and bears a "Bleeding Buffalo" image by Lyle Heavy Runner.

Click here to see a video of the tipi being constructed.

Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains runs through May 15 at the Brooklyn Museum. On Saturday, March 5, Martha Redbone, DJay Frame (of A Tribe Called Red), and the Redhawk Dancers will perform as part of the Target First Saturdays program.

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