Virtually Explore the National Museum of the American Indian

The outside façade of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC

About 45 minutes from our Centreville apartments, you’ll find a destination that’s home to one of the world’s largest collections of Native artifacts. The National Museum of the American Indian works to advance the knowledge of Native cultures. Today, you can explore the National Museum of the American Indian from home! Our favorite highlights include:

The Great Inka Road

The Great Inka Road is one of the most impressive engineering feats in history. Made by hand, construction began in the mid-15th century. The road featured bridges and spanned thousands of miles across deserts, rivers, mountains, as well as tropical lowlands. While much of the road has since disappeared, it continues to connect people to the past and present.

Why We Serve

Also, a fascinating display, Why We Serve honors the Native Americans who have bravely fought for our country. One of the highlights is Code Talkers. It tells how servicemen from more than twenty tribes used their Indigenous languages to send coded messages their enemies could never break. In fact, these men played a part in some of the greatest battles of the 20th century.

Infinity of Nations

Infinity of Nations features artifacts that span the centuries. One of the many items you’ll see is an ancestral Pueblo mug. These mugs were made from about AD 1150 to 1300. Each one also had its own unique design. Today, the worn surfaces suggest regular use. Artisans also built such pottery using thin coils of clay they likely smoothed with a gourd scraper. The mugs have been found in household debris as well as recovered from burial contexts.

The National Museum of the American Indian is just one of the local attractions you can enjoy from home. If you are searching for a place to live, contact us. We’ll show you all that our apartments in Centreville, VA have to offer.

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