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Artifact: beads

Illustration of a collection of "money beads" from Palau

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Artifact: beads

Illustration of a Bai in Palau. Bai is a local Palauan name for the steep-roofed shelter built as a meeting place for the village elders

Bai (Palauan meeting place)

Illustration of a Bai in Palau. Bai is a local Palauan name for the steep-roofed shelter built as a meeting place for the village elders

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Bai (Palauan meeting place)

A fale is a traditional, oval, Samoan building with wooden posts holding up a domed roof. This is a more modern, rectangular version of a fale.

Fale 1 (Samoa)

A fale is a traditional, oval, Samoan building with wooden posts holding up a domed roof. This is a more modern, rectangular version of a fale.

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Fale 1 (Samoa)

Illustration of a traditional Samoan fale, with the round/oval shape, and wooden poles holding up a domed thatched roof. The metal top-piece is a modern addition

Fale: traditional (Samoa)

Illustration of a traditional Samoan fale, with the round/oval shape, and wooden poles holding up a domed thatched roof. The metal top-piece is a modern addition

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Fale: traditional (Samoa)

One of the oldest handcrafts of African origin in the United States is the hand-woven winnowing sieve, a shallow basket that was used during the Colonia Era to separate the rice seed from its chaff. Made from indigenous bulrush, sweetgrass is a strong yet supple marsh grass that thrives in the sandy soil of the coastal regions of the US South Atlantic

Gullah sweetgrass basket

One of the oldest handcrafts of African origin in the United States is the hand-woven winnowing sieve, a shallow basket that was used during the Colonia Era to separate the rice seed from its chaff. Made from indigenous bulrush, sweetgrass is a strong yet supple marsh grass that thrives in the sandy soil of the coastal regions of the US South Atlantic

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Gullah sweetgrass basket

Illustration of a generic monument

Monument 2

Illustration of a generic monument

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Monument 2

Illustration of a traditional outrigger canoe from Samoa

Outrigger canoe (Samoa)

Illustration of a traditional outrigger canoe from Samoa

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Outrigger canoe (Samoa)

Illustration of a Palagi (foreigner) house in Samoa. This style of housing is usually enclosed, built of concrete bricks and a corrugated iron roof

Palagi house (Samoa)

Illustration of a Palagi (foreigner) house in Samoa. This style of housing is usually enclosed, built of concrete bricks and a corrugated iron roof

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Palagi house (Samoa)

Illustration of a man talking. The Palau storyboards and symbols are a way to tell stories of old Palauan legends, or legends from nearby places (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.). These particular symbols were taken from a bai, which is a traditional village meeting house/hut that is covered in storyboards

Palau Storyboard: 1

Illustration of a man talking. The Palau storyboards and symbols are a way to tell stories of old Palauan legends, or legends from nearby places (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.). These particular symbols were taken from a bai, which is a traditional village meeting house/hut that is covered in storyboards

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Palau Storyboard: 1

Traditional Palau storyboard figure of a mangrove. The Palau storyboards and symbols are a way to tell stories of old Palauan legends, or legends from nearby places (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.). These particular symbols were taken from a bai, which is a traditional village meeting house/hut that is covered in storyboards

Palau Storyboard: 2

Traditional Palau storyboard figure of a mangrove. The Palau storyboards and symbols are a way to tell stories of old Palauan legends, or legends from nearby places (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.). These particular symbols were taken from a bai, which is a traditional village meeting house/hut that is covered in storyboards

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Palau Storyboard: 2

Illustration of a shark. The Palau storyboards and symbols are a way to tell stories of old Palauan legends, or legends from nearby places (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.). These particular symbols were taken from a bai, which is a traditional village meeting house/hut that is covered in storyboards

Palau Storyboard: 4

Illustration of a shark. The Palau storyboards and symbols are a way to tell stories of old Palauan legends, or legends from nearby places (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.). These particular symbols were taken from a bai, which is a traditional village meeting house/hut that is covered in storyboards

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Palau Storyboard: 4

Illustration of a rooster, representing money. The Palau storyboards and symbols are a way to tell stories of old Palauan legends, or legends from nearby places (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.). These particular symbols were taken from a bai, which is a traditional village meeting house/hut that is covered in storyboards

Palau Storyboard: 5

Illustration of a rooster, representing money. The Palau storyboards and symbols are a way to tell stories of old Palauan legends, or legends from nearby places (Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, etc.). These particular symbols were taken from a bai, which is a traditional village meeting house/hut that is covered in storyboards

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Palau Storyboard: 5

Illustration of a second type of pyramid

Pyramid 2

Illustration of a second type of pyramid

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Pyramid 2

Illustration of a tipi or teepee, popularized by Native Americans of the Great Plains

Tipi/Teepee (Plains Indians)

Illustration of a tipi or teepee, popularized by Native Americans of the Great Plains

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Tipi/Teepee (Plains Indians)

Illustration of a Totem pole, created by First Nations in Canada

Totem pole (First Nations)

Illustration of a Totem pole, created by First Nations in Canada

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Totem pole (First Nations)

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