Experience stories told by Native people of self-determination, resilience, continuity, and the future.
Hear from Native American and Indigenous people as they tell their own stories—through words, music, dance, and art.
Understand the historical significance of items in the Field’s collection, like traditional regalia and pottery. Immerse yourself in works by contemporary Native artists, including Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) raised beadwork from Karen Ann Hoffman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and flute music from Frank Waln of the Sicangu Lakota.
In Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories, we invite you to connect with diverse Native stories and the individuals who share them. Dive deeply into current issues, like threats to Native land and the rights of tribal nations to govern themselves. Celebrate the thriving, modern cultures of today’s Native communities.
Explore timely stories featured in rotating galleries.
- Hear stories of resilience from the Chicago Native community
- Experience music-making through the eyes of a young Lakota hip hop artist
- Follow the process of Meskwaki efforts to revitalize heirloom and ancestral plants
- Delve into the history and importance of Chaco Canyon
- Visit the Pawnee Earth Lodge in a new context