Made possible by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, the exhibition Heartland Reverberations will provide an opportunity for artists from American Indian communities that were relocated out of Kansas to present work that speaks to the issues of place, identity, and relocation. In spite of the many celebrations of statehood that have occurred in recent years (e.g. Oklahoma, Arizona), few opportunities have been offered for Native American people to express their own sense of commemoration. The five artists invited by the Spencer for this installation have distinguished themselves through their unique and thought-provoking treatment of these topics. They are Norman Akers, Bunky Echo-Hawk, Chris Pappan, Ryan Red Corn, and Dianne Yeahquo Reyner. Heartland Reverberations is presented by the Spencer as part of the Kansas Sesquicentennial.