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Ancestral Memories: A Tribute to Native American Survival

May 19, 1996 – July 21, 1996

Museum: American Indian Museum Heye Center

Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

20 mixed-media works and photos by Native Americans commemorate the life and work of Native Americans in history and celebrate American Indian history and culture across generations. Artists represented include George Longfish (Iroquois), Brian Tripp (Karuk), and Sharol Graves (Absentee Shawnee).