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2011-03-11 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian hosts filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro for the U.S. premiere of Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change--the world's first Inuktitut-language documentary on the topic--Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m. in the museum's Rasmuson Theater. This groundbreaking documentary captures the voices of those who are often overlooked in the discussion on climate change: the...

2010-12-14 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will open "R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966-1974," an exhibition of 28 drawings and lithographs by internationally renowned Navajo artist R.C. Gorman Jan. 13, 2011. The exhibition will represent his early work with the female form and the Indian "madonnas" that later brought him global acclaim. The exhibition will remain on view in the second-level Sealaska Gallery...

2010-10-20 11:38:00

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will host its annual Native Art Market Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 - 5, at its Washington, D.C., and New York City locations. Featuring the work of more than 35 Native artists at each venue, the two-day event includes traditional and contemporary jewelry, ceramics, beadwork, hand-woven baskets, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery and fine apparel from North and South...

2010-09-21 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of the most significant works in Native American art and history will return to the public view in New York City at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the George Gustav Heye Center, beginning Oct. 23. A comprehensive exhibit that encompasses Native cultures, traditions and art, "Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian" comprises some 700 works that span...

2010-01-21 10:35:00

Coin to be Launched at National Museum of American Indian George Gustav Heye Center WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint will launch the 2010 Native American $1 Coin in New York City on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). United States Mint Director Ed Moy will join John Haworth, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center, to introduce the coin. The event is open to the news media and the public....


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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