The opening of a new exhibit Sunday at the National Museum of the American Indian invites visitors on an odyssey through the history of government-tribal relations.

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations” features more than 125 artifacts and pieces spanning from the beginning of European colonization to the present.

The showcase presents a history of nine separate treaties signed by the United States and a variety of American-Indian tribes and nations. Each treaty is explored from both the American and American Indian points of view, along with historical context and an image of the treaty.

Guest curator Suzan Shown Harjo, an American Indian rights advocate, organized the collection.

The exhibit is available to the public on the fourth floor of the museum on the National Mall until fall 2018.

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