Native Americans have resided in the New York region for 13,000 years. Explore the cultural heritage of the first New Yorkers—from the Ice Age to the present—through dioramas, displays of artifacts and art, and a life-size reconstructed longhouse.

These exhibits convey the changing lifeways of Native Peoples from small, family based groups of nomadic hunter-gatherers to settled agriculturists living in large villages housing hundreds to thousands of people.

Native People today live in the modern world but maintain deeply held connections to their past through culture, religion, and government.