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A woman stands with hands up and out as she is brushed with a cedar branch

Tribal leaders returned to the Burke to offer a second cedar brushing ceremony as we near the end of the move.

Groups of young people look at objects in the Pacific Voices gallery

When the current Burke Museum facility closes at the end of the year, there will be silence for the first time in the Pacific Voices gallery.

A family with nets in a fast-moving river

Teaching about cultures and complex histories can be challenging, but can also provide meaningful opportunities for reflection.

Archaeologists find the earliest use of nutmeg as a food ingredient and evidence of the transition to early farming practices in Indonesia.

A green and white button blanket featuring the Burke logo and an eagle breaking free of chains

Members of the Native American Cultural Group at the Washington State Reformatory Unit in Monroe recently created a very special button blanket for the Museum.

Green/blue Tsimshian frontlet on black background

In her research, curator Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse considers not only the visual aspects of historical Native art, but also the intangible properties to which they are connected.

Black and white photo of a woman dancing the "feather dance" in Franz Boas 1930 film

A collaborative project to reunite existing archival media from far-flung institutions into a new digital whole, shaped by and integrated with active cultural knowledge by Kwag’uł contributors.

The Sugpiat community’s traditional Angyaaq boat is reconstructed and leaves shore for the first time in over a century.

Burke Museum visitors examine the blanket found to contain woolly dog fur.

A small tear in a blanket revealed a rare piece of history hiding in plain sight.

A small tear revealed a rare piece history hiding in plain sight.

Artist Aaron Parker painting

Aaron Parker's and Chris Cunningham's premiered their live art performance, ƛ’ix̌aq: Animal Skin, at the Burke Museum

Burke archaeologists are working to preserve ancestral artifacts owned by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in the North Cascades. 

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