The 39 tribal nations headquartered across Oklahoma have a new way to share their stories and cultures with other Americans. The First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City has recently opened. It sits on a 40-acre site along the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City. The museum is divided into three chapters of native history, including the pre-European era, the Indian Removal Act, and the last chapter which begins with Oklahoma statehood in 1907 and continues to the present day. “I hope our audiences as they come though – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – I hope they see this exhibition is a love letter to our community. They can see how much we want to celebrate our cultures and our diversity and the strength and resilience our ancestors had but also how much we are looking forward to the future that we can build here,” said Heather Ahtone, senior curator at the museum.

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