Five Civilized Tribes Museum
1101 Honor Heights Dr.
Muskogee, OK 74401
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The rich Indian heritage of Green Country is captured and preserved at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee. Established in 1966, the museum is housed in the historic Union Indian Agency building, built in 1875. The building, listed on the National Historic Register, was the first structure ever erected by the U.S. Government intended to occupy the superintendence of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Tribes.
The Da-Co-Tah Indian Club, a group of Native American women who are dedicated to preserving the history of the building and the culture of the tribes, established the museum. It tells the story of the rich history of the tribes and their remarkable recovery from the Trail of Tears experience and exhibits one of the finest collections of Indian Art in the region. Artists represented include the nationally known artists Jerome Tiger, Johnny Tiger, Enoch Kelly Haney, Joan Hill, sculptor Willard Stone, and potter Bill Glass.
This family friendly, educational museum showcases for visitors the true, remarkable, historic tales of the American Indian people.