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See magnificent Native American objects from the Museum's collection

Meet the People

Learn about relevant issues in Native America through the powerful stories of contemporary people.

Meet the People

Leave Preconceptions Behind

Discover more about the exhibition.

Native American Voices Exhibition

Upcoming Events

Reading and Book Signing

February 11, 10:30-12:00 in the Native American Voices Gallery
Suzan Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee) reads excerpts from her new book Nation to Nation: Treaties Among the United Stated and American Indian Nations (Smithsonian Press, 2014). Copies will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Penn Museum Events

“My Father’s Bones”: Play Reading, Discussion about Controversy over Remains of Jim Thorpe

February 12, 2015 5:30PM - 7:00PM
The Penn Museum hosts a staged reading of My Father's Bones, a short play by nationally renowned Native American writers and activists Suzan Shown Harjo and Mary Kathryn Nagle.
For those unable to attend in Philadelphia, the play will be viewable online via HowlRound's livestream.

Penn Museum Events

Recent Events

"Treaty of Renewed Friendship" Signing with the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania

In the News

Suzan Harjo to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Penn Museum congratulates Suzan Shown Harjo! Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee poet, writer, lecturer, curator, policy advocate, and an advisor to the Penn Museum's Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, Dr. Harjo will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, at an award ceremony at the White House on November 24, 2014.

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Native American Voices has been made possible with lead support from Adolf A. and Geraldine S. Paier, Ph.D., and Frances and John R. Rockwell; additional support has been provided by The Annenberg Foundation/Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, the Selz Foundation, Inc., the Coby Foundation, Joanne H. and William L. Conrad, Delaware Investments/Macquarie Group Foundation, and A. Bruce and Margaret R. Mainwaring. The Lead Education Sponsor is PECO.

Annenberg Foundation
Coby Foundation
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