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TRAVEL LE ADER showcases the culture and history of the Seminole tribe. The museum's permanent collection features life casts of tribal members that depict what everyday life was like for Seminoles during the 1890s. The displays demonstrate ceremonial activities, dancing, hunting and more. The museum is divided into three galleries that display rotating exhibits throughout the year. Opening this month is an exhibit that features the work of Elgin Jumper. The exhibit will feature por- traits of tribal elders and landscape photography. Groups will also want to explore outside the museum with a walk down the boardwalk through the cypress dome to see the traditional Seminole structures and cultural demonstrations on the museum campus. At the halfway point is a re- creation of Seminole ceremonial grounds as well as a court for playing stickball. Farther along at the Seminole Village, tribal members lead cultural demonstrations and Seminole artisans share tradi- tional crafts such as woodcarving, jewelry-making and sweetgrass basket weaving with visitors. Also along the boardwalk are the clan pavilion and hunt- ing grounds. The "Nation to Nation" exhibit has been extremely popular since it opened to the public in D.C. "We have a comment book at the end of the exhibit, and the comments section includes some of the best we've ever received on an exhibition," said Maxwell. On display in New York is "Infinity of Nations," which includes "700 of the finest works from throughout the hemisphere, including some of the most iconic pieces from the collection," Maxwell said. Groups should also plan to eat at the Mitsitam Café, the Zagat-rated restaurant at the Washington museum. The cafe serves a seasonal menu of Native American dishes from the different regions of the continent. W W W. N M A I . S I . E DU A H - T A H - T H I - K I M U S E U M C L E W I S T O N , F L O R I D A The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation in central Florida, Courtesy Ah-Tah-i-Ki Museum TOP: A SEMINOLE CHICKEE HUT BOTTOM: A SEMINOLE DOLL C h i c k a s a w C u l t u r a l C e n t e r. c o m • S u l p h u r, O K • 580-622-7130 C h i c k a s a w C u l t u r a l C e n t e r. c o m • S u l p h u r, O K • 580-622-7130 Join us for a celebration of the role gardens play in our lives. In working gardens, landscapes and demonstrations, we share the tools and traditions that have shaped our culture. Discover many garden adventures! Help us fi ght declining numbers of Monarchs. Help us fi ght declining numbers of Monarchs. A C H I C K A S A W A D V E N T U R E GARDENS to our GAR GAR GA DENS DENS RDENS R WELCOME Help us fi ght declining numbers of Monarchs. Help us fi ght declining numbers of Monarchs. to our T H E B U T T E R F L Y G A R D E N • S P I R A L G A R D E N • V I L L A G E G A R D E N WELCOME T H E B U T T E R F L Y G A R D E N • S P I R A L G A R D E N • V I L L A G E G A R D E N WELCOME WELCOME MILKWEED MILKWEED Monarch butterfl ies cannot survive without Milkweed. survive without Milkweed.

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