Native Landscape at the National Museum of the American Indian

Title

Native Landscape at the National Museum of the American Indian

Description

The grounds surrounding the National Museum of the American Indian are an extension of the exhibit space within. Representing what local Chesapeake Bay landscapes would have been like before European contact, the space pays tribute to indigenous social and spiritual land use patterns. The landscape includes features such as a hardwood forest, wetlands, meadows, Grandfather Rocks, and traditional croplands. More than 33,000 plants of approximately 150 species can be found throughout the landscape. There are also performances for visitors at the outdoor amphitheater and fire pit.

Source

Smithsonian Institution. View original.

Date

2004

Coverage

Physical Description

Four and a quarter acres.

Location

NMAI on the National Mall, Fourth Street & Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20560

Description

The grounds surrounding the National Museum of the American Indian are an extension of the exhibit space within. Representing what local Chesapeake Bay landscapes would have been like before European contact, the space pays tribute to indigenous social and spiritual land use patterns. The landscape includes features such as a hardwood forest, wetlands, meadows, Grandfather Rocks, and traditional croplands. More than 33,000 plants of approximately 150 species can be found throughout the landscape. There are also performances for visitors at the outdoor amphitheater and fire pit.

Date

2004

Coverage

2000-present

Source

Smithsonian Institution. View original.