Who's that Lady?
May 25, 2010 10:57 PM Subscribe
Help me identify this figure from the Eastern Woodlands and Plains Indians hall at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
posted by Dilemma to society & culture (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
On a recent visit to the AMNH, I came across an exhibit that I found interesting. Unfortunately, the picture that I took of it didn't turn out very well, and I'd like to find a better picture online. The exhibit featured a model of a Native American woman with white painted skin, holding two staffs, with a fur hood. I think she was labeled as "The White Woman". There was a model of a man whose skin was painted bright red next to her in the display case. I think it was part of the Shamanism section of the hall. I am hoping the hivemind can help me identify the figure and possibly provide links to better photographs.