Museums and Historical Sites

National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, D.C.

The National Museum of the American Indian is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution. It cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objectsphotographs, and archives. The Museum’s Artist Leadership Program enables indigenous artists to research, document, and network throughout the world.

http://nmai.si.edu/

 

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts – Santa Fe, New Mexico

This museum’s mission is to increase public awareness and appreciation of contemporary Native art. They do this through preservation, exhibition, and interpretation.

https://iaia.edu/iaia-museum-of-contemporary-native-arts/

 

Millicent Rogers Museum – Taos, New Mexico

Offering a wide array of Native American and Hispanic artwork and jewelry.

http://www.millicentrogers.org/

 

Heard Museum – Phoenix, Arizona

This renowned museum features galleries of diverse Native American artwork.

http://heard.org/

 

Denver Art Museum – Denver, Colorado

The Denver Art Museum boasts over 20,000 pieces of Indian art and was one of the first to collect Native art.

https://denverartmuseum.org/collections/american-indian-art

 

Red Earth Museum – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Red Earth Museum, sponsored by the Red Earth organization, is a year-round cultural facility located at the Kirkpatrick Air Space and Science Museum.

https://www.redearth.org/

 

Indian Village at Moundville Archaeological Park – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The Indian Village at Moundville Archaeological Park is an opportunity to journey into the past of the Mississippian peoples. Each dwelling has its own theme that depicts the daily lives of people prior to European arrival. There are outdoor classrooms and demonstration areas for Native American artists-in-residence.

http://www.lowercahaba.com/attractions/moundville.html

 

Miccosukee Indian Village – Miami, Florida

Here one experiences how the Miccosukee Indian Tribe existed and still exists in the “Heart of the Everglades”. Exhibits and demonstrations include woodcarving, patchwork, beadwork, basket weaving and doll making.

http://www.miccosukee.com/indian-village/

 

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site – Stanton, North Dakota

In 1974, congress established the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. The 1,758 acre site preserves historic and archaeological remnants of the culture and agricultural lifestyle of the Northern Plains Indians.

https://www.nps.gov/knri/index.htm

 

Oconaluftee Indian Village – Cherokee, North Carolina

The Oconaluftee Indian Village is presented by the Cherokee Historical Association. Here one can find the model of a Cherokee village from over 225 years ago. Cherokee guides in native costume explain the history, culture and lifestyles of their ancestors and answer questions.

http://visitcherokeenc.com/play/attractions/oconaluftee-indian-village/

 

American Indian Genocide Museum – Houston, Texas

The American Indian Genocide Museum is a memorial to the victims of ethnic cleansing. One purpose of the museum is to address prejudice generated toward native peoples through biased reporting of history. The use of art, sculpture and film create a memorable learning experience.

 http://www.aigenom.org/

 

California State Indian Museum – Sacramento, California

The State Indian Museum, opened in 1940, depicts three major themes of California Indian life: nature, spirit and family. 

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=486

 

Alaska Native Heritage Center – Anchorage, Alaska

An educational and cultural institution, the Alaska Native Heritage Center provides programs in both academic and informal settings, including workshops, demonstrations, and guided tours of exhibits and outdoor village sites.

http://www.alaskanative.net/

 

Parkin Archeological State Park – Western Arkansas

Parkin Archeological State Park in eastern Arkansas preserves a 17-acre Mississippi Period Native America village, time circa 1000 A.D.-1550 A.D. There were once many archeological sites similar to Parkin throughout this region, but not found on the river bank remains. Many scholars believe the Parkin site is the village of Casqui, visited by the expedition of Hernando de Soto in 1541. 

https://www.arkansasstateparks.com//park-finder/park.aspx?id=40#.UzCb0_ldV8E

 

Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site – Republic, Kansas

The Pawnee Indian Village features exhibits on Pawnee history and culture through archeological investigation and historical details. A sacred bundle is featured in the exhibit, and was passed down through several generations.

http://www.kshs.org/pawnee_indian

 

SunWatch Indian Village / Archaeological Park – Dayton, Ohio

The village and park are a National Historic Landmark and represents the remains of a Fort Ancient settlement, time circa 1200 A.D.

http://www.sunwatch.org/

 

Wolf Creek Indian Village – Bastian, Virginia

The recreated 800-year-old village is near the site of an archeological excavation and is a “living” museum with hands-on exploration for visitors. Interpretive guides educate visitors about the survival skills employed by the Eastern Woodland Indians.

http://www.indianvillage.org/

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