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Bentonville - 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.

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!

genia haslar

Friday, April 13, 2018
Free to go . wonderful sites to see. From atlatl collection to beaded moccasin boots to bear hide centennial calendars. A really fun place to see. Gift shop with real turquoise and coral handmade by native Americans as well as trinkets and things to collect.

Michael McAlexander

Friday, March 30, 2018
Excellent museum, free to the public. Free parking. Some originals, some effigies. Audio guide available. Take 10 minutes or all day, depending on how much information you want to absorb. Gift shop is full of great selections, with everything from books to jewelry.

tina ahhee

Monday, April 9, 2018
I was surprised at how much interesting items this small museum has. We went rather late, close to closing time. We will be returning to get to see everything. Nice little gift shop also

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