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Native American Museums Debut

Two new museums focusing on Native American tribes have opened in Arizona and Florida.

The Navajo Nation Museum, in a sprawling, brick-and-glass building in Window Rock, Ariz., last week began displaying Navajo weaving by 50 artists; the exhibit runs through March 3, 1998. The museum is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Exhibit admission is $1 for adults. Information: tel. (520) 871-6673.

Near the Everglades, between Fort Lauderdale and Naples, Fla., the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is set on 60 acres of the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation. (The name means “to learn” in the Seminoles’ language.) It includes exhibits on history and culture; a “living” village of chickee thatched huts where artisans demonstrate crafts; and a 1.2-mile nature walk.

The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; closed Monday and various holidays. Admission is $6 adults. Information; tel. (941) 902-1113.

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