Temporary Exhibits

Native American Cradles 
February 12 to April 14 

The cradle is one of the most striking symbols of native American childhood. When and where they were first used is not known. They probably arrived in North America with the Bering land bridge migrants. However, archeological evidence suggests a longer tradition of cradle usage. What we do know is that cradles were used in most of North America and parts of South America. Although their appearance differed from group to group, their overall form remained the same.