Museum of the American Indian: Exhibits

Pictures of National Museum of the American Indian Artifacts: Inuit Spirit Drummer
<< Previous   6 of 6    
Mexican Papier-Mbchi Skull

Created for the Day of the Dead in Mexico, skulls like this one, painted in 1972, represent the playfulness of the dead. The holiday is a time of festivity rather than morbidity.
Photograph by Daniel Rothbart, copyright Smithsonian Institution/National Museum of the American Indian
 
NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS




 

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.