Jimi Hendrix's Long Coat

April 28, 2010
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Some personal items belonging to Jimi Hendrix arrived at the National Museum of the American Indian accompanied by his sister, Janie Hendrix. The items include a full-length leather coat, which will be the signature piece in the upcoming exhibition, “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture” which opens Thursday, July 1. This exhibition examines Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music for nearly a century.

Photo Credit: Katherine Fogden, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian