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Every cultural term in this hierarchy represents at least one instance (either an object or a photograph) on the website. If you cannot find a certain term in the object collection, try searching the photographic collections instead.

Continent Culture Area Culture Area Sub-Region People/Culture

The NMAI Collections Search site will be disabled on April 12, 2018, in preparation for launch of an updated, more comprehensive Collections Search site.

Selected objects and historic photographs from the NMAI's collections are accessible via the Smithsonian Collections Search Center site. To search for NMAI holdings on this site, enter a term in the white search box, and then narrow results by clicking "catalog record source" and choosing "National Museum of the American Indian."

To contact NMAI staff about loan requests, image reproduction requests, or to access the NMAI collections, see Contact Collections.

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