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2011-06-13 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian Institution's process to repatriate thousands of Native American human remains and funerary objects in its collections is lengthy and resource intensive and it may take several more decades to return items to tribes under its current system, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). This GAO report is the second of a two-part, three-year effort to examine how publicly funded institutions are...

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...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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