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American Indian magazine (ISSN1528-0640, USPS 019-246) is published quarterly by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), 4th Street and Independence Ave SW, MRC 590 P.O. Box 37012, Washington, D.C., 20013-7012. American Indian magazine is a benefit of NMAI Membership and constitutes $6 of an individual’s annual membership. Basic annual membership begins at $25.


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