"First Native American to walk in space" Top 5 Page for this destination National Museum of the American Indian Tip by matcrazy1

  BOLD EAGLE FEATHER FROM SPACE
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  • BOLD EAGLE FEATHER FROM SPACE - Washington D.C.
      BOLD EAGLE FEATHER FROM SPACE
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  • PAINTED MESA BEAR BELT BUCKLE (1989) - Washington D.C.
      PAINTED MESA BEAR BELT BUCKLE (1989)
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  • PAINTED MESA BELT BUCKLE (198)') - Washington D.C.
      PAINTED MESA BELT BUCKLE (198)')
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  • POTTERY CREATED BY NATIVE AMERICANS - Washington D.C.
      POTTERY CREATED BY NATIVE AMERICANS
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  • POTTERY CREATED BY NATIVE AMERICANS - Washington D.C.
      POTTERY CREATED BY NATIVE AMERICANS
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In National Museum of the American Indian I've seen the bold eagle feather which traveled into space on board of the space shuttle Endeavour together with the first Native American astronaut John Bennett Herrington - a registered Chickasaw, born 1958 in Oklahoma. He resides in Spicewood, Texas now. He flew from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with six other astronauts to the International Space Station in 2002.

I've also seen beautiful and unique works of art made by Native Indians including pottery and (open my next pictures):
- Painted Mesa Bear Belt Buckle (1989; sterling silver with copper and German silver)
- Painted Mesa Belt Buckle (1980'; sterling silver, copper, brass and German silver



Address: Fourth St. & Independence Ave., S.W. Washington D
Directions: Metro station: Federal Center SW. On southern part of the eastern end of the National Mall, between the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building. Map here
othercontact: NMAIcollections@si.edu
Phone: +1 (202) 633 1000
Website: http://www.spacetoday.org/Astronauts/NativeAmerican.html

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2006
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