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WARRIORS OF THE PLAINS AT LOTHERTON HALL ‘Warriors of the Plains’ at Lotherton Hall, a new touring exhibition from the British Museum, runs until 25th September and gives a fascinating insight into the lives of the warrior societies of the Native Americans. The exhibition explores the understandings of honour, status and ritual amongst the indigenous peoples of the North American plains from 1800 to the present day, highlighting the relevance of the warrior legacy for contemporary Native American identity. Unique and fragile material from the British Museum collections will be on display for the first time, including feather headdresses, weapons, military insignia, ledger drawings and a beaded military cap, as well as modern regalia of contemporary Native Americans, or ‘modern warriors’. Highlights of the exhibition include objects that represent diplomacy and peace treaties, such as pipes and complementary items of bravery and honour, such as clubs and pipe-tomahawks. The exhibition makes full use of the British Museum’s large American collections, incorporating old photographs and a series of pictures of war dances among contemporary Native Americans. “This new exhibition will run alongside our already very popular ‘Native Americans of the Plains’ exhibition, which has been delighting visitors with a fascinating look into the life and culture of the first Americans”, said Antonia Lovelace, Curator of World Cultures. “It’s a must for fans of early American history.” For further information, call 0113 281 3259 or visit www.

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