Museum of Native American History

202 SW 'O' Street
479-273-2456

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.


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Placid Scene Pool Design

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Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

Amazing free Native American museum! I love the mammoth skeleton in the entrance! They have amazing artifacts. I have always been fascinated by the way of life of early Americans, and there is so much you can learn at this museum!

Karen Griffith

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Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

What a fabulous museum! The displays are beautiful; the quantity and quality amazing. We were fortunate enough to meet the Curator who willingly gave us fascinating information on several items of interest, making our tour that much more enjoyable. Could have stayed all day! We had a wonderful time.

Chris & Brandi Chance

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Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Super cool museum to learn about Native Americans. It's free to get in and very educational! Great place!

Kathleen Everitt

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Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017

The displays were well done and organized in logical sequence to the extent their holdings allowed. I learned a lot and the artifacts were high quality. Scope was more broad than in depth. Would love to see them pick a theme and expand their mission. I'm sure they would do it well.

dan doty

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Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!ONE OF THE BEST NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUMS WE'VE BEEN TO AND WE BEEN TO MANY. THE VARIETY WAS TERRIFIC