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"Native New York" is a new, ongoing exhibit that takes up residence at the National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center at One Bowling Green

"Native New York" is a new, ongoing exhibit that takes up residence at the National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center at One Bowling Green in downtown Manhattan.  

Exploring the history of the land that is now New York, the show encompasses 12 present-day New York destinations that have played a part in the relationship between Native nations and the city. 

"Stretching from Long Island through New York City and on toward Niagara Falls, it covers pre–Revolutionary War exchanges through contemporary events," reads the exhibit's official description. "From Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) ironworkers who helped build Manhattan’s iconic skyscrapers to Lenape (Delaware) teens visiting their ancestral home, stories of Native New Yorkers provide an expanded understanding of the region’s history and reveal that New York is—and always has been—a Native place."

Altough the staff hopes to eventually lead in-person field trips connected to the exhibit, visitors are, for now, treated to virtual tours exploring the various locales highlighted in the show.

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