The Beaver and the Mink
Friday, March 2, 2007: Not far from the main entrance to the NMAI is this sculpture,
called The Beaver and the Mink. Unlike many dusty museums that relegate American Indian
culture to the history books, this museum presents a look at the spiritual beliefs of several
different tribes in the Americas, as well as their current condition. The Museum has no particular
agenda that I could discern, other than educating its patrons--which is what a good museum should do.