Oneida Nation Presents Another $1 Million Installment to NMAI
Members of the Oneida Nation Council were recently in Washington, D.C. to make another $1 million installment to the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).
Eight years ago, the Nation pledged $10 million--to be given over ten years.
The Nation’s exhibit at NMAI, ''Allies in War, Partners in Peace,'' is a bronze statue that sits on the fourth floor of the museum and depicts the friendship forged during the Revolutionary War between the Oneida Nation and the United States. The 19-foot, 2,200 lb. statue, designed by noted Utah-based sculptor Edward Hlavka, represents Oneida Chief Shenendoah and an Oneida woman, Polly Cooper, along with Gen. George Washington.
Pictured (left to right): Keller George, Wolf Clan Representative; Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, Smithsonian Institution; Kevin Gover, director of NMAI; Ray Halbritter, Nation Representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises; Tim Johnson, Associate Director for Museum Programs, NMAI; Clint Hill, Turtle Clan Representative; and Dale Rood, Turtle Clan Representative.
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