The Museum of the American Indians of the Ozark’s Plateau is dedicated to bringing back the memories of the Ozark’s Plateau in a time before the Europeans settled here. By displaying artifacts, replicas of the way of life, and research materials, people can learn of the past of such a beautiful place.
Long before any influence from the Europeans, the Ozarks were inhabited by hundreds of bands or tribes of American Indians. From the tribes of Kaskaskia, Cahokia, Peoria, Saukees of the eastern Ozarks to the Shawnee, Pawnee, Osage, Choctaw of the west, the Ozark’s Plateau was filled with other tribes too numerous to mention. We are currently researching and will someday hope to list all known Indian Tribes of the Ozarks.
After the purchase of Missouri in the Louisiana Purchase, treaties were made with various tribes bringing the Kickapoo, Cherokee, Delaware (Lenape), Quapaw, and more from their homelands to the Ozarks.
While in it’s infancy, we will be adding articles continuously. Come by and check us out.
Museum Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Brochure/Membership Application: WCN Museum Brochure
Become a Museum Member/Sponsor for as little as $25.00! Download the brochure, then fill out the Member Application and send it with the money for your level of sponsorship to: Western Cherokee Nation, PO Box 606, Mansfield, MO 65704