Mid-America All-Indian Museum

Mid-America All-Indian Museum We are a museum dedicated to educating people about and preserving the culture and art of the American Indian for future generations. Museum dedicated to educating and preserving American Indian culture and art.
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We have created our Tell Me A Story studio, where we will record our elders sharing their stories. Our goal is to build on the knowledge visitors already have about American Indians, challenge stereotypes and connect them to both the past and the present. We often address the difficulties experienced by many Native people. Indian history is not always pleasant to hear, but the stories need to be told so we can all reach a place of understanding.

Operating as usual

Little Black Bear checking in. Looks like there's all kinds of new classes for kids coming. Keep watching our page for m...
04/30/2021

Little Black Bear checking in. Looks like there's all kinds of new classes for kids coming. Keep watching our page for more info! #waitwherestheblackbear #sharetheculture #teachthekids

Little Black Bear checking in. Looks like there's all kinds of new classes for kids coming. Keep watching our page for more info! #waitwherestheblackbear #sharetheculture #teachthekids

04/26/2021

This is the last week to view the recordings from the "Sounds of Sovereignty: The Past and Future of Indigenous Audio Media" mini conference. Watch the keynote interviews and panel discussions, available until 5 pm on Friday, April 30: https://bit.ly/3aq9EXK

Little Black Bear here. We've been getting  pieces of art donated for the exhibit honoring Blackbear Bosin and one of th...
04/24/2021

Little Black Bear here. We've been getting pieces of art donated for the exhibit honoring Blackbear Bosin and one of them looks like me! Exhibit opens June 5, 2021. Details to follow.

Little Black Bear here. We've been getting pieces of art donated for the exhibit honoring Blackbear Bosin and one of them looks like me! Exhibit opens June 5, 2021. Details to follow.

Thanks to all who came out and supported native youth.#todaysyouthtomorrowsleaders
04/19/2021

Thanks to all who came out and supported native youth.
#todaysyouthtomorrowsleaders

We're still here!
04/08/2021

We're still here!

#ThrowbackThursday The Mid-America All-Indian Museum was built by The Law Company back in 1976. It's great to be a part of such an iconic area of Wichita!
#wichitakansas
#DowntownWichita

Don't forget!
04/06/2021

Don't forget!

📍 Reminder! If you received your first COVID-19 vaccination at our March 13th Native American/Alaska Native clinic, it's time for your second dose. Join us at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum again this Saturday, April 10, to complete your vaccination. No appointment is needed!

Vaccines will be administered by last name at the times given below-
Last name begins with A-L 10am-12:30pm
Last name begins with M-Z 12:30pm-3pm

This event takes place at Hunter Health. You must make an appointment online.
03/23/2021

This event takes place at Hunter Health. You must make an appointment online.

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Reserve your COVID-19 vaccine appointment NOW! We are hosting a vaccination clinic for individuals aged 18 and up this SATURDAY, March 27 at our Central Clinic (527 N. Grove). Appointments are available between 10am-3pm, but we anticipate they will fill up quickly.

DON’T DELAY! Walk-ins are not allowed. Interested individuals MUST make an appointment for the vaccination clinic. Schedule an appointment here: http://bit.ly/315fngr.

On this day of new beginning, may we remember to be kind.#bethechange #sharetheculture #forthechildren #togetherwegrow#k...
03/20/2021

On this day of new beginning, may we remember to be kind.
#bethechange #sharetheculture #forthechildren #togetherwegrow
#kindnessmatters

On this day of new beginning, may we remember to be kind.
#bethechange #sharetheculture #forthechildren #togetherwegrow
#kindnessmatters

History was made today!
03/15/2021

History was made today!

History made. Congratulations to Congresswoman Deb Haaland on her confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Read NCAI’s statement on today’s historic Cabinet appointment: http://bit.ly/haalandconfirmed

03/14/2021

A member of the Blackfeet Indian Nation, Julia Wades in the Water retired in the 1930’s after 25 years of serving as the first American Indian policewoman. Her groundbreaking work continues to inspire generations of women in law enforcement today. https://go.usa.gov/xsZZh

Happy to support our friends at Hunter Health. Let's get everyone vaccinated!
03/04/2021

Happy to support our friends at Hunter Health. Let's get everyone vaccinated!

GREAT NEWS! We are hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for all Native American/Alaska Native individuals, aged 18 and above and their immediate household members, aged 18 and above, at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum on March 13 from 10am-3pm. View important event details and the criteria for attendance: http://bit.ly/3rgcDZl

Indian Health Service
American Indian Council Wichita
Kansas Serves Native American Families
Native American Community Resource Coalition
WPS Native American Education Program
Wichita Indian United Methodist Church
NDN baptist church
Wichita Kansas Inter-Tribal Warrior Society

02/17/2021

We plan to open Friday, February 19.

Stay warm.
02/17/2021

Stay warm.

In the interest of conserving energy, the City of Wichita- Government is closing multiple public facilities through the end of day Wednesday, February 17.

The building shutdowns are a temporary and a precautionary measure that the City is taking to preserve power supplies for residents and critical operations.

City facilities that will close include:
• CityArts
• Mid-America All-Indian Museum
• Old Cowtown Museum
• City of Wichita Park & Recreation centers
• OJ Watson Park
• Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center
• All Wichita Public Library locations
• All aesthetic lights that do not impact the safety of pedestrian and motorists, including spotlights on City hall and in Old Town

Operations at these facilities are expected to resume at normal hours on Thursday, February 18. However, the closures could be extended if the energy companies request continued energy reductions.

Temperatures at most other occupied municipal facilities are set at 67-68 degrees.

02/12/2021
02/11/2021

We are currently closed. We plan to reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, February 16. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Feather Earrings Class-March 13. 10am-noon-$35.00-all supplies and a visit to the museum included. Learn the art of bead...
01/30/2021

Feather Earrings Class-March 13. 10am-noon-$35.00-all supplies and a visit to the museum included. Learn the art of beading on a loom. Class size is very limited in the new social distanced classroom. Masks are required/sanitizer will be provided. https://buff.ly/3oz6mpa

Bee Bracelet  Class (flat Peyote). March 13-1-3pm-$35- supplies and a visit to the museum are included. This style of be...
01/30/2021

Bee Bracelet Class (flat Peyote). March 13-1-3pm-$35- supplies and a visit to the museum are included. This style of beadwork is a bit more challenging. Class size is very limited in the new social distanced classroom. Masks are required/sanitizer will be provided.
https://buff.ly/39zSmHP #beethechange #needthebeeswantthehoney

Daisy Chain Bracelet Class.  March 6, 1:00-3:00pm-$25.00-supplies and a visit to the Museum are included.  Class size is...
01/30/2021

Daisy Chain Bracelet Class. March 6, 1:00-3:00pm-$25.00-supplies and a visit to the Museum are included. Class size is very limited as we social distanced the new classroom. Masks are required and sanitizer will be provided. https://buff.ly/2MILYVp #easypeasydaisy #needsomespringnow

Feather Bracelet Class. March 6, 10am-noon-$35.00.  Learn the art of beading on a loom-all supplies and a visit to the m...
01/30/2021

Feather Bracelet Class. March 6, 10am-noon-$35.00. Learn the art of beading on a loom-all supplies and a visit to the museum included. Class size is very limited as we social distanced the new classroom. Masks are required and sanitizer will be provided.
https://buff.ly/39vsOLG
#sharetheculture #justwhatyouneed

Mid-America All-Indian Museum's cover photo
01/30/2021

Mid-America All-Indian Museum's cover photo

A Mighty Girl
01/26/2021

A Mighty Girl

Maria Tallchief, the first Native American to become a prima ballerina, was one of the most acclaimed ballerinas of the 20th century. Born on this day in 1925, Tallchief grew up on the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma. As noted in a NY Times tribute to her, "Growing up at a time when many American dancers adopted Russian stage names, Ms. Tallchief, proud of her Indian heritage, refused to do so, even though friends told her that it would be easy to transform Tallchief into Tallchieva."

Tallchief kept her name and made her mark throughout the dance world, dancing with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1942 to 1947 and the New York City Ballet from its founding in 1947 through 1965. She is pictured here in the title role of George Balanchine's ballet "Firebird." This dance legend passed away in 2013 at the age of 88.

To introduce this pioneering dancer to children, we highly recommend "Who Is Maria Tallchief" for ages 8 to 12 (https://www.amightygirl.com/who-is-maria-tallchief) and "Tallchief: American's Prima Ballerina" for ages 4 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/tallchief-america-s-prima-ballerina)

She is also among the women featured in "This Little Trailblazer" for ages 1 to 4 (https://www.amightygirl.com/this-little-trailblazer) and "She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World," for ages 5 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/she-persisted)

To discover our favorite fictional picture books about Mighty Girl dancers, visit our blog post, "Dancing Her Heart Out: 20 Picture Books About Mighty Girls Who Love to Dance," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12378

For more books about Native American and Indigenous girls and women, visit our blog post, "50 Children's Books Celebrating Native American and Indigenous Mighty Girls" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10365

01/14/2021
Hunter Health

Please help get the word to Native elders.

To our friends in the Native American community age 55+,
We encourage you to protect yourself and those you love by scheduling your COVID-19 vaccination appointment with us. There is no out-of-pocket cost to patients and non-patients who receive the vaccination. Call (316) 262-2415 to schedule your appointment today!
Hunter Health is the only Urban Indian Health Program in Kansas, therefore vaccinations to these individuals is our priority.

#igottheshot #COVID19vaccine Indian Health Service American Indian Council Wichita Kansas Serves Native American Families Native American Community Resource Coalition Mid-America All-Indian Museum WPS Native American Education Program Wichita Indian United Methodist Church Wichita Kansas Inter-Tribal Warrior Society NDN baptist church

We will be closed on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
01/14/2021

We will be closed on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

Mid-America All-Indian Museum's cover photo
01/06/2021

Mid-America All-Indian Museum's cover photo

U.S. Department of the Interior
12/26/2020

U.S. Department of the Interior

No, the bison at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming haven’t learned to fly. Yet. Despite weighing as much as 2,000 pounds, bison are agile and can run up to 35 miles per hour. They can jump over objects 5 feet high and have excellent hearing, vision and sense of smell.

Photographer Alex Walczak witnessed their power when he took this wonderful picture, “There was a whole group of them rolling around and I noticed a young bison running all over the place on the hill. I got this photo while it was in the middle of jumping and kicking like a bronco. After about 5 minutes of racing around, this young bison calmed down.” We guess it just needed to burn off some energy. Photo courtesy of Alex Walczak.

#ICYMI We're looking back on our favorite posts of 2020. The bison with the zoomies definitely makes the cut. #Top10of2020

Peace and blessings to all.
12/21/2020

Peace and blessings to all.

Seven Teepees were put up on the rims in Billings Montana by the Pretty Shield Foundation and Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders council as a symbol of hope and a memorial to all those who have passed on in 2020. In the Apsáalooke way the teepee is our second mother who takes care of us and all who enter are blessed with good fortune and feeling! Prayer and comfort to all who have lost somebody this year. 🙏🏽 Photo by Jade Snell

We will be closed for the holiday, December 25 and 26. Thank you all for your support.Wishing you peace and sweet dreams...
12/17/2020

We will be closed for the holiday, December 25 and 26. Thank you all for your support.
Wishing you peace and sweet dreams in 2021.
#sharetheculturekeeptheculture #tellthestories #hopeforabetter2021

Did someone mention Keeper of the Plains? We got all the merch that's fit to give.Come see what cool gifts our artists h...
12/10/2020

Did someone mention Keeper of the Plains? We got all the merch that's fit to give.
Come see what cool gifts our artists have created. #sweetdreamsfor2021 #warmandcozychristmas #keeperskeeperseverywhere #supportyourlocalmuseum

12/10/2020
Kiowa Language and Culture Revitalization Program

Kiowa Language and Culture Revitalization Program

What is it? Beginning Kiowa Language Series will introduce a question and answer in sentence form. It will be useful for classroom or home use. The first series will introduce culturally-significant animals within Kiowa culture. Click on the sound button (volume) to hear audio.

Sweet dreams for you in 2021. We've got Bedre chocolates, sauce and coffee from the Chickasaw Nation,  honey from our ow...
12/04/2020

Sweet dreams for you in 2021. We've got Bedre chocolates, sauce and coffee from the Chickasaw Nation, honey from our own hives and something for everyone on your list. Open 10-4, Tu-Sat. #sweetdreams2021 #shoplocal #supportyourlocalmuseum #bedreisthebest #wontletmesamplethehoney #lovethebeebarf #r&jbeerescuerocks

Mid-America All-Indian Museum's cover photo
12/03/2020

Mid-America All-Indian Museum's cover photo

Address

650 N Seneca St
Wichita, KS
67203

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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(316) 350-3340

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