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PHOTOS: The American Heritage Gallery Reopens with New Artifacts at EPCOT

The American Heritage Gallery inside The American Adventure at EPCOT has reopened with new artifacts after a brief closure.

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This gallery has long held the “Creating Tradition” exhibit, which highlights innovation and change in Native American (or American Indian) artwork from different regions of the country.

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Each display inside is dedicated to a different region listed on the map.

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Almost everything in the Southeast display case is new.

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There are several dolls from the Seminole tribe.

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There are outfits on display, with information about Seminole patchwork clothing.

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This basket was created by Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn.

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This beaded bracelet was created in 1998 by Choctaw artist Marcus Amerman.

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The covered basket (above) and men’s sashes (below) were already in the display previously.

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The Plains case has seen the addition of a beautiful dress.

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This Southern buckskin dress and accessories were created circa 2004 by members of the Comanche and Blackfeet tribes.

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The basket appears to be all that’s new in the Eastern Woodlands display case.

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There are also several new items in the California/Hawai’i case.

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This red piece of clothing is called a he’e kīkepa.

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There are several new instruments on display.

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Here is a small drum and rattle.

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This is a pu’ili stick made from bamboo.

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Information about Hawai’ian chants is next to this gourd drum.

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Though there was nothing else new in the gallery, we still stopped to take a look at the rest of the displays.

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