Sun dances and bison hunts. Indians of North America
The North American continent extends nearly 8,000 kilometres from the Artic to Alaska, Canada, and the USA all the way to Northern Mexico. As diverse as its scenery are the traditional cultures of the Indians and Eskimos. The exhibits reflect this variety and impressively demonstrate the ingenuity and aesthetics of their creators. Examples include the famous raven masks of the Kwakiutl, elaborate bead embroidery of the Sioux and the delightfully smooth soapstone figures of the Eskimo. Classical modern artists have been inspired by the Kachina dolls of the Hopi.
A painted cloth which once decorated a teepee tells stories of sun dances and celebrations, wars and bison hunts. Only children can discover the secrets of our cave. “Youngsters” of all ages are invited to search for clues.