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Field Museum exhibition highlighting Native American women and warriors closing July 18


Photograph taken on the Field Museum's North steps of Apsáalooke Women and Warriors exhibition contributors including Phenocia Bauerle, Charmayne Hill, curator Nina Sanders, and JoRee LaFrance. © Adam Sings In The Timber

Apsáalooke Women and Warriors, the Field Museum's first large-scale exhibition curated by a Native American scholar in collaboration with their community, is set to close July 18. The show opened in March 2020 and was extended past its initial April closing date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The exhibition highlights the art and culture of the Apsáalooke (pronounced "Ahp-SAH-luh-guh") people, also known as the Crow. The Field worked with prominent Apsáalooke scholar, Nina Sanders, as a guest curator, as well as Apsáalooke artists and cultural teachers. Apsáalooke Women and Warriors explores the history, values, and beliefs of this Native American community known for their horsemanship, artistic pursuits, and matriarchal ways of life, and honors the tradition of "counting coup"-performing acts of bravery.

The exhibition also features seven never-before-displayed Apsáalooke war shields from the museum's collection. View the exhibition press kit and photos here. If you are interested in speaking with the guest curator or Field Museum staff, please email

Apsáalooke Women and Warriors is an exhibition jointly organized by the Field Museum and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago.


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