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Museum of Native American History

202 SW 'O' Street

The historic period pertains to the Native Americans since their first contact with the Europeans. Tribes such as the Cheyenne, Sioux, and Cherokee are all descendants of the ancient people from the earlier time periods. So what happened to the great empires of the Mississippian Period? What become of the city at Spiro Mounds, the pottery of the Caddo and Quapaw? While theories have speculated everything from natural disasters to the depletion of land resources, modern day anthropologists place the downfall of these prehistoric civilizations on the diseases brought over from Europe. Some demographers estimate that as many as nineteen out of twenty Native Americans died of European diseases like smallpox, influenza and tuberculosis.


Jared Smart

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Very interesting and well displayed artifacts and information. Good for at least and hour or two of educational entertainment. The separate sections of the museum how a fascinating variety of artifacts from a diverse selections of tribes, eras, and locations. Even artifacts from different states are on display. The gift shop also has a fine assortment of fun small items to remember the visit by. Will definitely visit again, most likely as an indoor Summer activity.

Katherine Cruz

Saturday, May 5, 2018
This museum is great. The staff is super friendly and welcoming, the artifcats are awesome, and the history is fascinating. The only complaint I have is that the museum is a self guided audio tour, and I would have preferred more signs/literature on the walls. Honestly, it is super interesting and the audio clips are very well put together.

Ellis Rambin

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Excellent museum, very friendly staff. Great exhibits. Good symposium with Bobby Bridger and more artists and very knowledgeable presenters.

Dillan Ryan

Monday, March 19, 2018
This place was great! Wonderful exhibits, and helpful staff. Free admission is nice. I think the best part is hunting for arrowheads. If you take the little ones, they will have no problem finding a few!

Rick Shortt

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Highly recommended!!! This is a true hidden gem of Bentonville and I couldn't more strong recommend anyone visiting.

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