SAM has rooms full of fabulous First Nations art. One display by Jack Daws - INCONVENIENT TRUTHS - had the American flag bottled up in a jar and an edifying declaration from Chief Seattle in 1971.
"If we sell you our land, you must remember, and teach your children, that these rivers are our brothers and yours, and you must henceforth give the rivers the kindness you would give to any brother.
The white man does not understand. One portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a wanderer who comes in the night and borrows from the land whatever he needs. The earth is not his brother, but his enemy, and when he has won the struggle, he moves on. He leaves his father's grave behind and does not care. He kidnaps the earth from his children. And he does not care. The father's grave and the children's birthright are forgotten by the white man, who treats his mother the earth and his brother the sky as things to be bought, plundered, and sold, like sheep, like bread, or bright beads. In this way, the dogs of appetite will devour the rich earth and leave only a desert."