American Indian is the award-winning magazine of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. From Alaska’s Native villages to the Andean communities of South America, American Indian tells inspiring and enlightening stories illustrated with glorious photography and video.

In addition to features on Native American art and culture, this quarterly publication engages its readers with diverse articles about stunning indigenous travel destinations, the fascinating and often overlooked histories of American Indian nations, and the contemporary challenges facing Native communities across the Western hemisphere.

Recognized with General Excellence awards by the Native American Journalists Association, American Indian magazine presents cultural, social, traditional and contemporary Native perspectives that celebrate the Native Experience.

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AnthonyVilla ,

Great content, poor title.

I would have rated this magazine 5 stars if the title didn't refer to Native Americans as Indians. We are not from India, and I refuse to be categorized as such; I'm sure someone of European ancestry wouldn't appreciate being called Indian, so I don't understand why we're still using an uneducated term from the 1700's to classify the natives of the Americas. Besides that fact, the content in this magazine is phenomenal and worth 5 stars, but the constant reference of "Indians" brings it down to 4 stars.

For Solitaire ,


This is one of the most beautiful and informative magazines I have ever read. The articles are well written and very diverse in content. I look forward to each and every issue with great anticipation. Thank you for a wonderful magazine.

The Gutter ,

Offensive title

Coming from Taino bloodlines, I find the title offensive. Perhaps Natives would better suit the profiles and content. Besides that it's a great magazine, very joyful to read.


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