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AIC Archives


Over the years of the American Indian Center’s existence, community members have been capturing their lives in photographs. These photographs tell stories and reveal memories that we forgot we had. They are a part of our history as a Chicago Indigenous community. Sadly, like much of our history, these photographs were forgotten about.


In an effort to revive the spirit of our community, the AIC has hired two interns with the tasks of digitizing the hundreds of photos in the its archives and giving the community access to these photographs on an online gallery.

American Indian Center Chicago Native American Indigenous AIC Archives Interns


This project is a collaboration among the AIC and Northwestern University. Funding support comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the NU Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.

If the pictures spark a memory or remind you of a story, please let us know.