Archive Photography Competition 2006

American Indians Today

The modern American Indian has many faces and voices. Frequently, Native Americans are still portrayed in a single, romanticized version of the past, instead of acknowledging the living community to which they belong. In this juried photography competition the museum and its panel of judges seek to recognize the many stories, multiple histories, and diverse communities of America’s indigenous peoples today. Indian people are woven into the contemporary social fabric of this country. We want to see this vitality through portraits, activities, daily life, contemporary and traditional ritual practices, giving expression to their current contributions to our nation. We encourage photographs from Native American photographers to make their stories visible in this competition.

Huichol Dancing Couple

Huichol dancing couple

Steel Worker by Day

Steel worker by day
Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

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June -August 2nd, 2018


11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Closed to Public August 6-19, 2018

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

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Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

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