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The American Indian in Stamps

The American Indian in Stamps

Profiles in Leadership, Accomplishment

and Cultural Celebration

Created by:

Jose Barreiro (Taino)

Assistant Director for Research

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Thomas Lera

Winton M. Blount Chair in Research

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Assisted by:

Sandra Starr

Department of Research

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

American Indian political, economic and cultural life, founded in ancient tradition and tested by wars and removals, has proven its endurance into the 21st century. Keys to this extraordinary resilience are found in the wisdom and bravery of its historic leaders, the ability of individuals to rise to the mainstream spotlight in the non-Native world, and the continuum of exceptional creativity in the arts. The qualities of contemporary Native leaders and artists are founded in the heritage of their historic predecessors.

This ARAGO Featured Collection combines the treasures of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The collection has three major sections, Profiles in Leadership; American Indian Lifeways: Restoring Economies; and American Indian Arts: Renaissance of Traditions.

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6c Cyrenius Hall 'Chief Joseph' single
22c Navajo Art single
20c Jim Thorpe single