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First Americans Museum Opens In Oklahoma

The long-awaited First Americans museum opens in Oklahoma City, celebrating the shared history of the tribal nations.

The new First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City
The new First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City

The 39 tribal nations headquartered across Oklahoma

A museum celebrating the shared history of the tribal nations in Oklahoma has opened in Oklahoma City. Affectionately regarded as the Crossroads of America, the site sits along the Oklahoma River with its door and entrance facing East to greet the new day. Visitors to the First Americans Museum (FAM) will have a chance to explore artifacts, arts, and crafts from each of the 39 Tribal Nations featured in the museum, and can participate in demonstrations, special events, and even taste Indigenous cuisine. Inside the Origins Theater is a 320-degree screen looping animation about creation stories from four tribes in Oklahoma. With tribal diversity and inclusion in mind, FAM narrowed down the stories selected into the common categories: stars/sky, water, earth.

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