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Indigenous Peoples Day

By: Eris Lowdermilk

Today Oct 12 is Indigenous Peoples Day. Along with that, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently hired Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha), the first full-time American Indian art curator. 

This is considered history, as it is the first time in 150 years. She will work in the American Wing at the MET. She had previously served as senior executive as well as assistant director at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York. 

Specifically in the US, American Indian people have numerous impacts on daily life in the United States. For example, the typical foods we eat such as corn, potatoes, tomatoes, barbecue etc, the different ways in which it is prepared originates from indigenous people. Other ways Americans have adopted American Indian practices are how to harvest crops, many sports have originated from Natives such as lacrosse and baseball. Countless words originate from natives. More information can be found here

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day to everyone.

More information on Native news can be found here.

Greenburger, Alex. (2020, September 8). Met Hires Patricia Marroquin Norby as Its First Full-Time Native American Art Curator, Signaling ‘Significant Evolution’. Art News.

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