January 1, 2018
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  • 9,200-square-foot exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.; five years in development.
  • Nearly 300 objects, props and images, from a Tomahawk missile to Calumet baking powder cans.
  • 67 clips from film, TV shows, commercials and more.
  • Interactive touch table that gives visitors more details on the imagery and screens in the Indians Everywhere section and information about the images above or below eye level.
  • In-gallery media, including The Invention of Thanksgiving (approx. five minutes), shown in a theater near the entry to the exhibition gallery; a video about the eagle-feather headdress (approx. three minutes) in the Battle of Little Bighorn gallery; a radio report featuring NPR reporter Lakshmi Singh in the Trail of Tears gallery.
  • Officially Indian: Symbols That Define the United States, written by Cécile Ganteaume, is the exhibition’s companion publication; 84-page hardcover; $28.
  • Bluecadet developed the digital and interactive content for the exhibition, including a touch table with information about the objects in the central gallery and the website.
  • New York design firm Studio Joseph designed the exhibition. The studio worked to visually evoke the key ideas underlying the content of the exhibition.  


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