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Indian Times

The word “Indians” recalls feather bonnets and horses, totems, manitou, and scalping. “Indian Times” – a different kind of “Indian” exhibition – was conceived and created in collaboration with a team of anthropologists and students at the University of Frankfurt. It takes a closer look at five historical regions, which are well represented in the Museum of World Culture's own collections, before the backdrop of the specifically German fascination with “Indians”.

In addition “Indian Times” illustrates the cultural diversity of Native North America in selected fields: Men and women; masking and trade associations; basketry, style; tourism and tourist art; media and music. “Indian Times” finally takes a look at the prospects for the Native peoples in the 21st century after five hundred years of culture contact and globalization.