The Southwest's unique legacy of Native American culture is the focus of this flagship museum, which traces the culture's development from ancient times to the modern day through artifacts, music, video, and live art demonstrations. A tunnel-like entrance, symbolizing the "sipapu" portal between spiritual worlds, leads into a collection of over 70,000 items—centuries-old pottery, silver jewelry, intricate weaving, even painted automobiles—created by native craftspeople. There's a recreation of a trading post and a traditional Pueblo kitchen, and the outstanding multimedia "Here, Now and Always" exhibition combines story, song, artifacts, and the voices of indigenous elders to tell the complex, ongoing story of Native Americans and their place in the United States.