Gordon W. Smith began his collection of beautiful and fascinating American Indian artifacts back in the 1920s. He had a unique relationship with several American Indian tribes. These friendships drove his collection, as each visit brought more gifts and a sense that these amazing relics should be preserved.

In this video, Smith tells the story of his collection.

The Gordon W. Smith North American Indian Collection was recently acquired by The Houston Museum of Natural Science with support from the Lillie and Roy Cullen Endowment Fund.

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