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‘Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum’, Warner, N.H. — Astounding, A Treasure, A Must Visit, A Credit To N.H.

by Anura Guruge

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Wow. I am kicking myself for not having gone before. A place that I have been meaning to visit for the last 15-years. Well, I am so, so glad that I finally made time to visit.

Exceeded all expectations. Blew me away. Not very prepossessing from the outside, but the inside is a veritable treasure of treasures. What a far-ranging, very well thought out, beautifully arranged collection. As some of you know, I am no stranger to ‘Native Indian’ people and culture and I have been to Indian museums (not to mention spend time in reservations) in Arizona and visited Plimoth Plantation a couple of years ago. I contend that this museum is far better than what they have at Plimoth.

Absolute credit to the founders and the current staff. They have done an astounding job. You have to visit. You will not be dissapointed.

I had no idea that the Indians did all this beautiful and intricate embroidery. I, given that most of my exposure is limited to the South West, was familiar with the weaving. Not delicate embroidery.

Yes, Indian museums make me SAD. To see what has been lost, what was surrendered, what was taken away.

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by Anura Guruge