Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures
Our ongoing exhibit highlights the traditional aspects of transportation, food, housing, clothing, and arts while also showcasing how American Indian communities adapted in order to maintain their way of life as much as possible in a post-colonial world. The ongoing exhibit also includes regional interactive touch tables and a life-sized hunting wigwam that give visitors a hands-on learning experience; perfect for children and the whole family.
No Rest: The Epidemic of Stolen Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2Spirits
A thought-provoking traveling exhibit highlighting the epidemic of stolen indigenous women, girls, and 2Spirits.
Exhibit Closing September 2023
St. Kateri Youth Mural
The mural is part of a collaboration with St. Kateri Youth Circle, a nonprofit that provides programming on Native American values and traditions for Native youth in the Chicago area. The mural concept was entirely youth-driven and designed to reclaim space and share Indigenous knowledge and tells the Anishinaabe Creation Story with representations of nature and animals in the Woodland art style. The brightly colored mural is displayed on the Mitchell Museum’s front exterior facing Central Street in Evanston.
Heritage Markers: Local Native American History and Cultures
From street signs to statues, Native American heritage is all around us. While Illinois no longer has any reservations, over 40,000 American Indian peoples representing over 150 tribes live in the Chicagoland area. Dotted throughout the area are markers of Native American heritage from yesterday and today. Our “Heritage Markers: Local Native American History and Cultures” exhibit uses local heritage markers, contemporary Native organizations, street signs, and town names as touchstones to discuss the local Natives and the continued contributions to the Chicagoland area.