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Notes on Siouan migrations

National Anthropological Archives

The Migration

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Indians Migrating

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Immigration / Migration Initiative

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
To complement the Smithsonian Immigration/Migration Initiative, a team of ARTLAB+ teens filmed video interviews at the 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day, asking festival goers to talk about their family roots. To learn more about ARTLAB+ Production Teams and other programs, visit

Unlocking the Secrets of Bird Migration

National Zoo
Feb. 23, 2015—Meet our superhero #Birdman, Dr. Pete Marra. Birds use superpowers to migrate thousands of miles and Dr. Marra has sworn to use cutting-edge research in the battle to save wild birds. Understanding where and when birds travel is key to protecting habitats, understanding the spread of diseases and so much more. Learn more about our #Birdman in this video made possible with the support of ConocoPhillips​. #Oscars2015 #WeSaveSpecies

Keith Appel's "Migrating Form"

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in the "Torch," August 1978

National Collection of Fine Art's curator of education, Peter Bermingham, with Keith Appel's "Migrating Form."

The Distribution and Migration of North American Birds, January, 1866

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Second Smithsonian Secretary Spencer F. Baird's work called "The Distribution and Migration of North American Birds," from the American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. XLI, January 1866.

Ancient Peoples, Modern Migration: Maya Migration and Sustaining Culture

National Museum of the American Indian
In this bilingual panel presentation, Maya and other indigenous cultural activists from Mesoamerica discuss the experience of retaining cultural traditions and identity as they negotiate life in the United States. The program is moderated by Jose Barreiro (Taíno), director of the Office for Latin America, National Museum of the American Indian. Panelists: Jeronimo Camposeco, a K’anjobal Maya from Guatemala now settled in Florida, has been instrumental in developing socio-cultural continuity and strategies of survival and well-being after political persecution and economic depression for the growing community of Maya refugees . Juanita Cabrera Lopez, a Mam Maya activist, is executive director of the International Mayan League, one several hundred Maya-based organizations in the United States. The Maya League's purpose is to conserve, protect, and transmit Maya culture, history, language, and vision for future generations of Maya people in the northern diaspora. Margarito Esquino, Nahuat from El Salvador, is chief of the National Association of Indigenous Salvadorans (ANIS), which represents Nahuat, Lenca, and Maya peoples of El Salvador. ANIS advocates for their members’ safety, well-being, and right to practice indigenous cultural traditions. Odilia de Leon, a migrant from the Nebaj–Quiche community of Guatemala, Odilia settled in the United States in 2014, where she works as a domestic. As a leader of the Centreville Labor Resource Center, she helps others in the quest to sustain cultural and social links in a diasporic situation. This program was webcast and recorded in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 16, 2016.

Typed copy of Report on Alabama, Koasati, and Muscogee Indians of Texas, dated November 15, 1869, signed by W. C. Phillips, Secretary of State, Texas

National Anthropological Archives
Also Report on same tribes dated February 6, 1870, signed by Samuel M. Whiteside, Capt. 6, Cav. Bvt. Major, USA., 5 pages; and Report on the Pimas, Maricopas and Arikaras, 1874, 1 page, concerning efforts to interest these tribes in removing to Indian Territory.
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