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While presenting a conference paper at the British Museum in London in 2004, I was approached by co-presenter, Terry Snowball, who’s now my colleague.My experience both traveling abroad and speaking daily to guests who visit our museum has shown me that there is a worldwide fascination with Indian cultures.
I’ve been asked the gamut of questions pertaining to Native culture, from the insulting (a good test for that theory) to the academic and cultural-specific. Ultimately, I would like to be referred to by my tribal names of Kiowa, Santee Dakota, and Ohkay Owingeh! The generation younger than mine refers to themselves as Native Americans. Indian agencies and organizations, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, National Congress of the American Indians, National Indian Education Association, and National Museum of the American Indian.Guests are drawn to the National Museum of the American Indian for a kaleidoscope of reasons and intentions.One is to experience Native cultures, an experience that is enhanced when visitors have an opportunity to speak with staff members face-to-face.People working at the museum’s welcome desk, as cultural interpreters, in visitor services, and at the resource center all serve on the front lines, meeting, greeting, and answering questions.I am an American Indian and one of these liaisons for the museum. I am Kiowa, Santee Dakota, and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.Most Native people also appreciate being associated with their particular tribes. Others have followed their politically correct identity. If so, you are technically a native American, a label that literally describes anyone who was born in and remains a citizen of a country in North, South, or Central America. In modern usage, the legal term "Indian" usually means an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe (or one who is eligible to be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe).
Arranged marriages have always been a debatable subject.
It is in the major outlook on relationships that Indians are vastly different, in the way they perceive the institution of marriage, to those beliefs of other countries especially in the west.
I grew up receiving cultural knowledge from both my maternal and paternal grandparents.
My parents further made sure that I was well acquainted with first-hand knowledge of other, diverse tribal cultures and their aesthetics, across North America.
With this rich foundation, I became the director of an internationally known professional Native dance company and traveled to 26 countries representing American Indians.
Recognizing my working knowledge, the Oklahoma Historical Society hired me to help develop the Indian gallery of the new Oklahoma History Center as a researcher and historian.