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APR 2017

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48 features art created by native artists. Also on dis- play for 2017 is the exhibit "Pottery: A Timeless Tradition," a sampling of pottery and artifacts from cultures spanning the northern tundra to the des- erts of the Southwest and the woodland tribes of the East. Groups visiting the museum will also have the rare opportunity to explore authentic structures, like a fishing wigwam and the Ciporoke — pronounced chi-po-tee-kay — at the museum to see how these structures were built and used by the Ho-Chunk tribe in the area. W W W. M I T C H E L L M U S EU M .O RG M I T C H E L L M U S E U M E V A N S T O N , I L L I N O I S The Mitchell Museum, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, was created to showcase Native American cultures from all over the United States and Canada. With artifacts from over 1,100 cultures on display, groups will have a wonderful opportunity to learn about tribes from every region of the continent. The permanent collection features pieces from the different regions that range from prehistory to the present, but most of the artifacts on display are from the 19th century onward. "We try to talk about the traditional cultures but bring it to the present, and bring that culture forward to the present day and current events," said Kathleen McDonald, director of the museum. The museum is celebrating its 40th anniver- sary this year with a special exhibit, "Connecting Cultures: 40 Years at the Mitchell Museum," which Courtesy Mitchell Museum A PAINTED CERAMIC CUP FROM THE "POTTERY: A TIMELESS TRADITION" EXHIBIT

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