Indian River Transportation Museum, a nonprofit museum and research center in South Dakota, opened in 2016 to showcase artifacts from the river’s journey from the New World to the Pacific Northwest.
The museum, which includes two waterfalls and a museum of steamboat engines, is one of two museums in the world to be created by the United States Government.
The Indian River is the oldest river in the U.S. and was named after the Native American tribe that settled the area.
The project also includes a watercolor exhibit on the construction of the dam at Cannon Ball, N.D., and a collection of Indian art and artifacts from various tribes and cities in North Dakota.
The exhibit on Indian river transportation is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s ongoing effort to understand how the U-boat steamboats traveled the river from the Old World to North America.
The exhibition includes the first steamboat model built by a government contractor in the United Nations and the first depiction of the “Indian” on a ship.
“The Indian River Museum is part historical museum, part museum of the U.-boat era, and part museum for the future,” said Jennifer LeBlanc, the museum’s director.
“We want to share our knowledge with the public and give it the power to shape how they experience the river, its history, and its future.”
The exhibit has an estimated $2.5 million budget and is funded through the Smithsonian’s Discovery Grant Program.
“For me, it was about learning about the Indian and showing it in its full glory,” said Tom Ruhlman, the exhibition’s curator.
“It was a huge learning experience, and I was able to work with an incredible team of people, all working to make the exhibition a reality.”
The museum is the largest collection of U-boats, steamboats, and other historic vessels in the country, said LeBlanche.
The steamboats were part of a fleet that explored the American west from the end of the 18th century until the Civil War.
During World War II, they were part, as well, of the massive U-Boat fleet, which was designed and built by the U,S.
A large part of this fleet is believed to have been lost during the war, but artifacts were salvaged by the Smithsonian in the 1970s.
The artifacts include an 1872 steamboat from the Pacific and the “Horseman” steamboat that went on a voyage from San Francisco to Chicago, and a 1879 steamboat with a crew of 13 from New York to New Orleans.
The Smithsonian has been working to get these artifacts back to the States, and it is working to locate them and restore them.
“There is no better place in the universe to share what the Indian river brought to America than the Indian Museum,” LeBlac said.