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Hello! And who are you?
September 4, 2009 · 1 Comment

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Manhattan Island. On September 4, 1609, Henry Hudson, employed by the Dutch East India Company, discovered the island of Manhattan. This year marks the 400th anniversary of that voyage. Here is the rest of the story. photo credit: pedrosimoes7 Hudson may not have been the first European […]

100 years – 100 Objects: Aztec Stone Figure
July 27, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]

The Quest for High Bear
November 3, 2008 · 3 Comments

Currently on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a selection of mainly Plains Indian artifacts. They come to us from Mr. Gordon W. Smith, who put his collection together from 1925 through 1939. What makes this collection very special is not only the historic nature of the items (those that are on […]

Plains Indian Culture: The Rest of the Story
July 24, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: timsamoff The image of horse-riding warriors wearing flowing feather bonnets two hundred years ago is an enduring one. However, it is not necessarily a complete, or even a correct picture. Here is “the rest of the story.” Consider the history of the horse. This animal evolved in North America, as early as 55 […]



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