Cultures of North America

Since its founding, the Field Museum has devoted considerable attention to the Native peoples of North America. The result is a series of collections of striking depth, strong in recent history and contemporary culture. Staff collaborate with Native American groups, who come regularly to visit and study the collections of their nations.

In October 2018, we committed to transforming the Native North American Hall and made a land acknowledgment recognizing that our building resides on the land of Indigenous peoples.

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