Native Themes in New Deal-Era Murals

The Myth of Extinction

In the sciences, the expectation of extinction has plagued Native peoples. The expectation today is one of survival – through resilience, cultural strength and well-informed adaptation. The National Museum of the American Indian is a salient example—on the National Mall—that the Native peoples and cultures of the United States and of the Americas are not relics of the past, but are alive and vibrant today.


Indians at the Post Office