ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Art Museum recently introduced two new exhibits that highlight Native American culture and history. On display since Friday, these exhibits feature works by renowned Native-American artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, including a map titled “State Names Map: Cahokia” and a sculpture called “Trade Canoe: Cahokia.”

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The map presents the continental United States with vivid details such as rivers and lakes, critical for trade, and illustrates the historic Buffalo Belt. The sculpture depicts various trade goods, showcasing the complexities of cultural exchange.

Additionally, CounterPublic-organized “Erased History Markers” are springing up all over the city. These signs, located at intersections of state and tribal nation names on the city’s streets, aim to acknowledge the historical displacement of Native Americans.