Stories of American Indian Code Talkers Revealed in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

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“My language was my weapon.”

—David Patterson (Navajo), 4th Div., U.S. Marine Corps.

When the United States issued the call to arms in World Wars I and II, American Indians answered as warriors. Some men discovered that words—in their Native …

Gallery Closed April to June

The IMNH Gallery and Store will be closed beginning Friday, April 12th at 5:00 pm for remodeling and installation of new exhibits. We will be closed until sometime in late June.
Watch this space for our upcoming announcements about the …

Idaho State University Researchers Solve Mysteries of Ancient “Shark” w/ Spiral-Toothed Jaw; Results Published in Royal Society’s Journal Biology Letters

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February 27, 2013

Helicoprion Tooth Whorl Render.

Helicoprion Tooth Whorl Render.

Using CAT scans and making 3-D virtual reconstructions of the jaws of the ancient fish Helicoprion, Idaho State University researchers have solved some of the mysteries surrounding large spiral fossils of …