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The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., spotlights high-achieving Native Americans of the present and past in an exhibit organized by the museum titled “Did You Know They’re Native?” The exhibit, consisting of photos and biographical information of 24 noteworthy people of Native American descent, opened July 23 and will be on view through Jan. 8, 2012.
The roster includes David W. Anderson, founder of Famous Dave’s barbeque restaurant chain; Fred Begay, nuclear physicist; Notah Begay III, professional golfer; Chuck Billy, vocalist with the rock band Testament; Mary Katherine Campbell, two-time winner of the Miss America pageant; Lyda Conley, first female Native American attorney; Rita Coolidge, Grammy Award-winning musician; Polly Cooper, who helped Gen. George Washington’s army at Valley Forge; Joseph Medicine Crow, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom; Charles Curtis, 31st vice president of the United States; Jimi Hendrix, rock musician; and Levi Horn, Chicago Bears offensive tackle.
For information, phone 847-475-1030 or visit http//www.michellmuseum.org.