By focusing on the continuity of 20,000 years of North American Indian life ways, MKIM celebrates the astounding diversity indigenous to this continent. The ancient and historic interconnection of these cultures to their environments is stressed, with everything needed and wanted for daily life derived from the natural world. Through exhibitions and programs, the Museum seeks to challenge and inspire all of us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. In addition to the galleries and Medicine Woods tours, MKIM hosts tours for school groups, presents traveling exhibits, Native American artist one-person shows, Turtle Island summer camp and four annual special events. www.indianmuseum.org.