Museum Of Native American History

Museum Of Native American History Walkthrough America's past. View artifacts from more than 14,000 years ago! The journey spans five periods of the history of the first people of the Americas.
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Admission is free. Booked your time tickets now! https://www.monah.us/plan-your-visit

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Turn your quiet summer day into an exploration of 14,000 years of life at the Museum of Native American History! MONAH i...
07/08/2021

Turn your quiet summer day into an exploration of 14,000 years of life at the Museum of Native American History!

MONAH is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm!

Turn your quiet summer day into an exploration of 14,000 years of life at the Museum of Native American History!

MONAH is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm!

Today we are highlighting the kind donation of this young man, who pledged to donate his money earned from his lemonade ...
07/02/2021

Today we are highlighting the kind donation of this young man, who pledged to donate his money earned from his lemonade stand to MONAH! His dad also pledged to double it. Thank you for your thoughtful gift!

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading list! Stop by and pick up a new favorite book today. Let us know your...
06/30/2021

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading list! Stop by and pick up a new favorite book today. Let us know your favorites! 📚

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading list! Stop by and pick up a new favorite book today. Let us know your favorites! 📚

This Post-Classic Mayan architectural façade is around 1000 years old and comes out of the Yucatan. It possibly depicts ...
06/29/2021

This Post-Classic Mayan architectural façade is around 1000 years old and comes out of the Yucatan. It possibly depicts a Jaguar mask (even though the nose is broken off). In Mesoamerica, Jaguars have long been thought of as feared creatures with attributes of a good ruler, dating back to the Olmec people. 🐆

If you were a ruler, what kind of animal would represent you?

This Post-Classic Mayan architectural façade is around 1000 years old and comes out of the Yucatan. It possibly depicts a Jaguar mask (even though the nose is broken off). In Mesoamerica, Jaguars have long been thought of as feared creatures with attributes of a good ruler, dating back to the Olmec people. 🐆

If you were a ruler, what kind of animal would represent you?

06/25/2021

Read the MONAH Morning Star to catch up on Indigenous news stories! Broadcasting across the globe from monah.us/the-morning-star

🎨Artwork by Steven Paul Judd
🌐Animation by Collection Agency Films

There is evidence of musical instruments dating back 35,000 years ago! This flute is only 2,000 years young but reflects...
06/22/2021

There is evidence of musical instruments dating back 35,000 years ago! This flute is only 2,000 years young but reflects on the presence of music in Colima (west Mexico) in ca. 500 B.C. - A.D. 500.

I wonder what music was like 2,000 years ago?

This terracotta flute is unique because of the parallel dual chambers. Find it on view now at MONAH!

Its SUMMER and flowers are in bloom at MONAH! Stop by the museum to discover the diversity and beauty of the First Peopl...
06/21/2021

Its SUMMER and flowers are in bloom at MONAH!

Stop by the museum to discover the diversity and beauty of the First Peoples!

Its SUMMER and flowers are in bloom at MONAH!

Stop by the museum to discover the diversity and beauty of the First Peoples!

Registration is open for the Critical Mass Summit. We are sponsoring a speaker at the event and are very excited about i...
06/19/2021

Registration is open for the Critical Mass Summit. We are sponsoring a speaker at the event and are very excited about it!

Today’s the day, y’all. Tickets are now available to purchase online! 🎉🎉 We will see you July 23 and 24, 2021! Link is in our bio.

Hoy es el día, todos ustedes. ¡Los boletos ya están disponibles para comprar en línea! 🎉🎉 ¡Nos vemos el 23 y 24 de julio de 2021! Link está en nuestra biografía.

Last chance for Father's Day shopping! We are open from 10:00 am-5:00 pm!
06/19/2021

Last chance for Father's Day shopping! We are open from 10:00 am-5:00 pm!

Last chance for Father's Day shopping! We are open from 10:00 am-5:00 pm!

Sharice Davids is a powerhouse! Member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and currently serving as the U.S. Representative from Kans...
06/18/2021

Sharice Davids is a powerhouse! Member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and currently serving as the U.S. Representative from Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, she is the first openly LGBT+ Native American elected to the U.S. Congress.

Not to mention she's an American attorney and former MMA fighter!

#Pridemonth #pride #twospirit #sharicedavids #nativeamerican

Photo Credits:
1. Sharice Davids, Instagram Oct. 9, 2020
2. Rep. Sharice Davids, J.D. ’10, (D-Kansas) accepts the Steven W. Siegel ’68 Award from Cornell’s LGBT Alumni Association; Tony Leong ’12, M.A. ’13
3. Official portrait of Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-KS03); Kristie Boyd; U.S. House Office of Photography - davids.house.gov

Still searching for something to get Dad for #FathersDay?Look no further than the MONAH trading post! Shop today in-stor...
06/16/2021

Still searching for something to get Dad for #FathersDay?

Look no further than the MONAH trading post! Shop today in-store or online!

monahonlinetradingpost.shopsettings.com

Still searching for something to get Dad for #FathersDay?

Look no further than the MONAH trading post! Shop today in-store or online!

monahonlinetradingpost.shopsettings.com

It was such a fun morning with Gayle Ross storytelling! If you didn't get to join us today for live, in-house storytelli...
06/12/2021

It was such a fun morning with Gayle Ross storytelling! If you didn't get to join us today for live, in-house storytelling, you can still catch the recording on our website and page!

We hope to see you at our next event!

06/12/2021
HEAR OUR VOICES WITH GAYLE ROSS

Join us on June 12th at 11:00 am for the next Hear Our Voices storytelling event with Gayle Ross! She will be telling two stories, one for children and one for all ages! Including Cherokee Rabbit Stories. We will even make rattles!

This will be the first in-person live public event since the museum’s closing in 2020! Please join us live in person or on our Facebook Live!

It will be recorded and available in past events on our website or our Facebook.

Hear Our Voices features storytellers from various indigenous nations, bringing in knowledge and wisdom through the telling of traditional oral tales. On the second Saturday of each month, we host a new indigenous storyteller, which is curated by Gayle Ross.

Gayle Ross is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and a direct descendant of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee during the infamous “Trail of Tears”. Her grandmother told stories and it is from this rich Native American heritage that Gayle’s storytelling springs. During the past twenty-five years, Gayle has become one of the best-loved and most respected storytellers to emerge from the current surge of interest in this timeless art form.

Gayle has appeared at almost every major storytelling and folk festival in the United States and Canada, as well as theaters and performance arts halls throughout the U.S. and Europe, often appearing with some of today’s finest Native American musicians and dancers. She is in great demand as a lecture artist on college campuses and as a keynote speaker at education and humanities conferences. Most importantly, she continues to mesmerize children at countless schools and libraries across the country. Whether she is provoking laughter with a Trickster tale or moving her listeners to tears with a haunting myth, Gayle is truly a master of the age-old craft of storytelling. The prestigious National Council of Traditional Arts has included Gayle in two of their touring shows, “The Master Storyteller’s Tour” and the all Indian show, “From the Plains to the Pueblos”. Internationally acclaimed musician and composer Peter Buffet featured Gayle and her stories in his epic stage performance “500 Nations”, based on the CBS mini-series produced by Kevin Costner. Gayle also produced and directed an all-Native show entitled “Full Circle”, which featured the Grammy award-winning Mohegan musician Bill Miller, as well as the singing and dancing of Rob Greyhill, Jennifer Meness and the Great American Indian Dance Theater.

Tomorrow we are making shakers, or rattles during Hear Our Voices! But you can also make these at home!Tag us if you mak...
06/11/2021

Tomorrow we are making shakers, or rattles during Hear Our Voices! But you can also make these at home!

Tag us if you make a rattle or bring it tomorrow to use it during Hear Our Voices with Gayle Ross at 11:00 am!
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You can find the instruction PDF on our event page or by visiting this link to our craft page----> https://www.monah.us/cherokee-traditional-tales-event-page?rq=gayle

Tomorrow we are making shakers, or rattles during Hear Our Voices! But you can also make these at home!

Tag us if you make a rattle or bring it tomorrow to use it during Hear Our Voices with Gayle Ross at 11:00 am!
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You can find the instruction PDF on our event page or by visiting this link to our craft page----> https://www.monah.us/cherokee-traditional-tales-event-page?rq=gayle

Companion Species closes in one month at MONAH! Book your timed tickets now to experience it!To learn more, visit monah....
06/10/2021

Companion Species closes in one month at MONAH! Book your timed tickets now to experience it!

To learn more, visit monah.us/companion-species-we-are-all-related
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Photo Credits: Stephen Ironside

Father's Day is around the corner, visit our shop today to get your dad something special!
06/09/2021

Father's Day is around the corner, visit our shop today to get your dad something special!

Father's Day is around the corner, visit our shop today to get your dad something special!

Clothing is a defining aspect of diverse cultures. And time too often reclaims these precious aspects. Here is a beautif...
06/08/2021

Clothing is a defining aspect of diverse cultures. And time too often reclaims these precious aspects.

Here is a beautiful Navajo (Diné) Biil dress dating to ca. 1870. The master textile artisan weaved this dress with hand-spun wool dyed from indigo and cochineal, which created the vibrant colors still visible today.

Happy #NationalBestfriendDay!Grab your bestie and head to the Museum of Native American History!This is the first day of...
06/08/2021

Happy #NationalBestfriendDay!

Grab your bestie and head to the Museum of Native American History!

This is the first day of our new hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm!

How much room should you give fungi to grow? As mushroom as possible! 🍄
06/07/2021

How much room should you give fungi to grow?

As mushroom as possible! 🍄

Happy #PrideMonth! In highlighting the diversity of indigenous people, we want to highlight a few important people durin...
06/04/2021

Happy #PrideMonth!
In highlighting the diversity of indigenous people, we want to highlight a few important people during the course of Pride Month!

Meet Mike Rose (nonbinary Diné, Omaha, and Pawnee two-spirit Indigiqueer)

Mike Rose is a polyamorous femme athlete, activist, and advocate who works with two-spirit youth at Portland, Oregon's Native American Youth and Family Center. Mike is also the co-founder of Team Indigenous Roller Derby, the first team to reach the sport’s World Cup representing Indigenous Nations.

“I work hard to educate and advocate within my own community so that as two-spirit young people enter our doors, they feel seen, held, and feel free to be who they are, create who they are, and learn who they are. I wish them liberation to explore, to find affirmation in their identity and to know they are sacred.” - Mike Rose

Happy #PrideMonth!
In highlighting the diversity of indigenous people, we want to highlight a few important people during the course of Pride Month!

Meet Mike Rose (nonbinary Diné, Omaha, and Pawnee two-spirit Indigiqueer)

Mike Rose is a polyamorous femme athlete, activist, and advocate who works with two-spirit youth at Portland, Oregon's Native American Youth and Family Center. Mike is also the co-founder of Team Indigenous Roller Derby, the first team to reach the sport’s World Cup representing Indigenous Nations.

“I work hard to educate and advocate within my own community so that as two-spirit young people enter our doors, they feel seen, held, and feel free to be who they are, create who they are, and learn who they are. I wish them liberation to explore, to find affirmation in their identity and to know they are sacred.” - Mike Rose

We have something for everyone! Be sure to visit our museum store today!🛍️#MONAH #shoplocal #store #shopnow #Nativemade ...
06/02/2021

We have something for everyone! Be sure to visit our museum store today!🛍️

#MONAH #shoplocal #store #shopnow #Nativemade #museum #art

Get ready for more arrow hunting time! Beginning June 8th, we will expand our hours to Tuesday through Saturday from 10:...
05/29/2021

Get ready for more arrow hunting time! Beginning June 8th, we will expand our hours to Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm!

Plan your visit and get free tickets at monah.us!

#visitbentonville #monah

Get ready for more arrow hunting time! Beginning June 8th, we will expand our hours to Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm!

Plan your visit and get free tickets at monah.us!

#visitbentonville #monah

It's National Scavenger Hunt Day! We challenge you to go on a scavenger hunt this week and identify some common plants i...
05/24/2021

It's National Scavenger Hunt Day! We challenge you to go on a scavenger hunt this week and identify some common plants in NWA.

Tag us in your scavenger hunt posts and you will be eligible to win some seeds of your own to plant!

The List:
Oak Tree
Honeysuckle
Milkweed
Elderberry
Maple Tree
Sunflower
Sycamore Tree
Dandelion
Daisy
Coneflower
Goldsturm
Ginkgo Tree (hint: visit MONAH)

Use #monahscavengerhunt and tag us!

It's National Scavenger Hunt Day! We challenge you to go on a scavenger hunt this week and identify some common plants in NWA.

Tag us in your scavenger hunt posts and you will be eligible to win some seeds of your own to plant!

The List:
Oak Tree
Honeysuckle
Milkweed
Elderberry
Maple Tree
Sunflower
Sycamore Tree
Dandelion
Daisy
Coneflower
Goldsturm
Ginkgo Tree (hint: visit MONAH)

Use #monahscavengerhunt and tag us!

We are BEARY excited to announce we are on YOUR list for the TOP 10 best history museums in the US! Thank you for voting...
05/21/2021

We are BEARY excited to announce we are on YOUR list for the TOP 10 best history museums in the US! Thank you for voting us as your favorite!

Check out the rankings at 10best.com! #10best
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We are BEARY excited to announce we are on YOUR list for the TOP 10 best history museums in the US! Thank you for voting us as your favorite!

Check out the rankings at 10best.com! #10best
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https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-history-museum-2021/

Check out prints by Johnnie Diacon, available in our online store! Including this one titled "Omvlkvt Opvnvks (Everybody...
05/19/2021

Check out prints by Johnnie Diacon, available in our online store! Including this one titled "Omvlkvt Opvnvks (Everybody Dance) Green Corn Suite."

Visit our website to buy yours today!

https://monahonlinetradingpost.shopsettings.com/Omvlkvt-Opvnvks-Everybody-Dance-Green-Corn-Suite-Johnnie-Diacon-Print-p251179957

Check out prints by Johnnie Diacon, available in our online store! Including this one titled "Omvlkvt Opvnvks (Everybody Dance) Green Corn Suite."

Visit our website to buy yours today!

https://monahonlinetradingpost.shopsettings.com/Omvlkvt-Opvnvks-Everybody-Dance-Green-Corn-Suite-Johnnie-Diacon-Print-p251179957

We love the simplicity in this masterful craftsmanship and work of art!The "McAdam's" bird effigy is on loan to and view...
05/19/2021

We love the simplicity in this masterful craftsmanship and work of art!

The "McAdam's" bird effigy is on loan to and viewable at Crystal Bridges in focus exhibition Companion Species until May 24th.

This expertly carved Hopewell Platform Effigy Pipe is known as the "McAdam's" bird effigy, (ca. 200 BC - 200 AD). It was recovered in southern Illinois and created from a single block of Catlinite!

We love the simplicity in this masterful craftsmanship and work of art!

The "McAdam's" bird effigy is on loan to and viewable at Crystal Bridges in focus exhibition Companion Species until May 24th.

This expertly carved Hopewell Platform Effigy Pipe is known as the "McAdam's" bird effigy, (ca. 200 BC - 200 AD). It was recovered in southern Illinois and created from a single block of Catlinite!

05/18/2021

Meet me at the first Tipi on the left!

Open Wednesday - Saturday 10 am-4 pm. Booked your time tickets now @ monah.us

(head west on West Central from the Bentonville square or Walton Boulevard.)

Have you seen our new Trail of Tears mural yet? Be sure to join us tonight for Johnnie Diacon's Art Talk with the Mitche...
05/15/2021

Have you seen our new Trail of Tears mural yet?

Be sure to join us tonight for Johnnie Diacon's Art Talk with the Mitchell Museum, where Charlotte Buchanan-Yale, MONAH's Director, will join him in a conversation about the mural and his other art!

Learn more on our website! https://www.monah.us/upcoming-events/2021/5/15/art-talk-with-johnnie-diacon

Have you seen our new Trail of Tears mural yet?

Be sure to join us tonight for Johnnie Diacon's Art Talk with the Mitchell Museum, where Charlotte Buchanan-Yale, MONAH's Director, will join him in a conversation about the mural and his other art!

Learn more on our website! https://www.monah.us/upcoming-events/2021/5/15/art-talk-with-johnnie-diacon

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202 SW O St
Bentonville, AR
72712

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Free of charge and handicap accessible.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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Walk through America's past by viewing artifacts from more than 14,000 years ago.Through the great doors visitors are greeted by a woolly mammoth. The journey begins through exhibit rooms that span five different periods arranged in chronological order of history of the first people of the Americas. Admission is FREE. Audio wands are available for self guided tours.

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Beautiful Native American Jewelry and collectibles for online sale. www.hibid.com- Don Guthery Auctions & Associates- Arkansas December 23rd, 2020- January 7th, 2021. https://arkansas.hibid.com/catalog/254566/dr--david-and-bernice-harner-estate--1/?g=all-categories&cpage=2&ipp=100 Don Guthery Auctions & Associates 4797901354 4797509990 Register and bid online!
Please help if you can Fund raiser is now up. Please share widely. https://www.facebook.com/donate/225566508926617/ The Ho Chunk Nation Museum and Cultural Center suffered severe flooding damage from a next door fire on 11/29/20. Damage included 3 feet of water in the museum's collection storage and water damage to the facility. All funds gathered will be donated directly to the Ho Chunk Nation Heritage Preservation Division to support artifact and collections recovery and salvage efforts.
Do you have in your library the 1842 Cherokee Claims for Tahlequah District by Marybelle W. Chase?
Beautiful translucent Alabama Tallahatta! (Video of find in comments)
I have been to this museum 2 times.my history with my grandmother being Native American Cherokee and creek.I have a interest to learn mor about culture.There is a lot history on display to learn from.
I just got your email regarding the Father's Day book sale. I would love to share it on my wall but I could not convert it to that form from email to post. I was hoping to find it here so I could share on Facebook but don't see it.
Part history, part genealogy search, part detective novel. Dacotah Blood is the tale of one modern man’s search for the truth behind stories his Great Aunt told him about what she called “The Uprising” when he was a child. A search for his ancestors. Ancestors whose lives were intertwined with what is now called Dakota War of 1862. He wasn’t sure if the people in his Great Aunt’s stories were his people when he began searching. His search spans more than 30 years. It takes him along a maddening serpentine path with many dead ends and detours. Some of his childish questions are answered, but for each question answered a new more vexing question is raised. He needs a lot of help to find the truth. Murder and blood are at the source of that truth. But finding that bloody truth is not enough. He must do something about that long-hidden truth once he has found it.
If you have family visitng for the holidays please go to this wonderful jewel of a museum..interactive and exquisite. Please go visit and see their mammoth and their great gift shop.
my brother Greg will be doing a Voice talk on Dec 1. I hope all our friends come.
Thank you Museum Of Native American History! Our little one LOVED his prize bag from being one of your MONAH Halloween Costume Contest 2018 winners! #threemusketeer #cutestcostume #thankyou