Newseum largely ignores Indian media

Visitors of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., won't find much about the Indian press, Indian Country Today reports.

During a media preview of the $4.5 million facility, ICT found less than five examples of historical Indian newspapers, no mention of contemporary Indian media and references to only nine prominent Indian journalists.

'It sounds like we once again got shortchanged,'' Denny McAuliffe, the founder of Reznet and a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, told ICT.

Mark Trahant, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho and a prominent journalist, advised the Newseum about the Indian media. He acknowledged more needs to be done to represent the historical and contemporary Indian press.

Wilma Mankiller, the former chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, sits on the Newseum's board.

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Missing in action (Indian Country Today 4/23)