Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Resources about American Indians in the Postal Service and Philately

The National Postal Museum celebrates American Indian history by providing online resources about the role of American Indians in the postal service and philately.

circle stamp image   The American Indian in Stamps
American Indian political, economic and cultural life, founded in ancient tradition and tested by wars and removals, has proven its endurance into the 21st century. Keys to this extraordinary resilience are found in the wisdom and bravery of its historic leaders, the ability of individuals to rise to the mainstream spotlight in the non-Native world, and the continuum of exceptional creativity in the arts. The qualities of contemporary Native leaders and artists are founded in the heritage of their historic predecessors. This exhibit combines the treasures of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It has three major sections, Profiles in Leadership, American Indian Lifeways: Restoring Economies, and American Indian Arts: Renaissance of Traditions.

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