Mashantucket exhibit takes a look at race
Some of the photos depict women in American Indian outfits with feathers clutched in their hands. Others are portraits of men in business suits. Another shows a young man and his basketball.
They are all members of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. They are the first faces to greet you at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center’s “Race: Are We So Different?” exhibit.
And its tough to find two among the array whose skin tones look even vaguely alike.
“We do not fit the stereotypes of people’s ideas of what natives should look like,” Kimberly Hatcher-White, the museum’s executive director, said Thursday night during an invitation-only preview of the exhibit. “But that doesn’t make us any less native.”