For more Native American history that combine museums and some manner of live experiences, Helen Maynor Scheirbeck, senior adviser for museum programs at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. shared suggestions in a 2006 article in USA Today.
Penobscot Nation Museum
(Indian Island, Maine) - "The Penobscots are the original natives of Maine, and their reservation is near Old Town.
Visit their small museum and see a birch-bark canoe made without screws or nails, sewn up with spruce root and waterproofed with pine pitch," Scheirbeck
Alaska Native Heritage Center
(Anchorage) - The center is a gathering place to celebrate Alaska's 11 distinct native cultures in art, song, storytelling and dance.
Guided tours and sleigh rides also are available.
"The train ride from Anchorage into Denali National Park, with its caribou, moose, glaciers and Mount McKinley, is a must," Scheirbeck
Makah Nation (Neah Bay, Wash.) - Located on the Olympic Peninsula.
Hiking, whale watching and fishing charters.
The Makah Museum
has full-size longhouse and four cedar canoes.
said, "The Makah are known for canoe carving, canoe racing and fishing.
"Hike to the bottom of the canyon-like valley and see Navajos farming there," Scheirbeck
Taos Pueblo, N.M. - Multistoried adobe buildings over 1,000 years old.
UNESCO World Heritage Site.