George P. Horse Capture explains the need for Native Americans to adapt to traditionally white ways of preserving the past to ensure the legacy of Native American culture. Writing from the perspective as the curator of the Plains Indian Museum and as a Gros Ventre Indian, he provides an insider perspective on multiple accounts for the necessity of tribal museums. Horse Capture provides directions for tribes to organize viable tribal museums. Beginning with the development of an idea, Horse Capture explains the organizational structure necessary for creating a museum along with finding a building and choosing a name. He provides tips for acquiring funding, the qualities needed in a director, and how to train other key staff members.
For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 19, Highlighting Culture.
Technical Leaflet #134 (1981)