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Red/Black: Related Through History

Red/Black: Related Through History

A groundbreaking exhibition exploring the shared history between African and Native Americans will open at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art on Feb. 12, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. “Red/Black: Related Through History” includes an object-based exhibition on the subject, created by the Eiteljorg Museum, and the Smithsonian’s traveling panel show, “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas.” When Africans were hunted, captured and removed from their villages, they were shackeled and forced to endure deplorable conditions on slave ships. When they arrived in North America, the interactions between people of African and Native American heritage created a combined story of conflict, cooperation, cultural growth, destruction and survival. Since 2001, the Eiteljorg Museum has pioneered research on this subject and has drawn together important art and artifacts that demonstrate shared traditions found in history, genealogy, food, dress, music and occup