Friday, December 19, 2008

The American Indian in Stamps

The National Postal Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian have worked together to create a new online exhibit on the Arago website.

Titled The American Indian in Stamps: Profiles in Leadership, Accomplishment and Cultural Celebration, the exhibit, which combines stamps and artifacts, traces the history and culture of the American Indian.

The exhibit has three major sections;

- Profiles in Leadership
- American Indian Lifeways: Restoring Economies
- American Indian Arts: Renaissance of Traditions

This and several other interesting on-line Arago philately and postal operations exhibits can be viewed by clicking here.

The site is named after Francois Arago, 19th century French scientist and friend of James Smithson, founder of the Smithsonian Institution, who believed knowledge should be shared using the technology of the day.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM