of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths
June 18, 2011 - May 2012
Many of us face stereotypes and misconceptions about our heritage and culture. But what stereotypes impact the lives of Native peoples the most? The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian surveyed Native American and Indigenous Canadian peoples to find out. The results identified the top ten stereotypes and misconceptions that Native peoples face today from mascots and casinos to addiction and treaty rights. Explore the exhibit to read quotes from Native peoples, see artifacts and art addressing those stereotypes, and learn some Native perspectives about the truths that divide and unite us.
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