The Winter Solstice Begins a Season of Storytelling and Ceremony

Published December 21, 2017 WASHINGTON – In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21 will be the year’s day of least sunlight, when the sun takes its lowest, shortest path across the sky. North of the Arctic Circle, it will be the midpoint of the period of darkness, when even twilight doesn’t reach the horizon. As we […]

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American Indian Beliefs about the Eclipse

Published August 20, 2017 Editor’s Note: This article was first published on the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian’s website. Used with permission. All rights reserved. WASHINGTON – The National Museum of American Indian has received numerous inquiries concerning the upcoming eclipse. Part of the museum’s mission is to provide a forum for Native people’s voices, […]

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