On This Date in North American Indian History
This site lists over 3,000 historical events which happened to or affected the indigenous peoples of North America. It also has Tribal name meanings and alternative names, Indian “moon” names, and links to thousands of other sites.
Indian Village at Moundville Archaeological Park – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The Indian Village at Moundville Archaeological Park provides an opportunity to look into the past lifeways of the prehistoric Mississippian peoples. Each house in the village has a separate theme that depicts the daily life of the people that lived here prior to European arrival in the Americas. The new John and Delia Roberts Crafts Pavilions are used to demonstrate Native American lifeways to the park visitor. The pavilions also serve as outdoor classrooms and demonstration areas for our Native American artists-in-residence. Alabama Historic Site
Moundville Archaeological Park is located 14 miles south of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Highway 69 South. From Highway I-20/59 take exit 71A and proceed 13 miles south. The park entrance will be located on your right on Highway 69.
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site – Stanton, ND
In 1974, congress established the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. The 1,758 acre site preserves historic and archaeological remnants of the culture and agricultural lifestyle of the Northern Plains Indians. More than fifty archaeological sites suggest a possible 8,000 year span of inhabitation, ending with five centuries of Hidatsa earthlodge village occupation. The circular depressions at the three village sites are up to 40 feet in diameter and are a silent testimony to the people that lived here. North Dakota Historic Site
Miccosukee Indian Village – Miami, Florida
Just 30 minutes West of Miami in Dade County, you can experience how the Miccosukee Indian Tribe existed and still exists in the “Heart of the Everglades”. Visit the Miccosukee Indian Village and let our guides take you on a tour through the past, present, and future of our history, culture and lifestyle. See demonstrations and exhibits of woodcarving, patchwork, beadwork, basket weaving and doll making. Crafts such as Miccosukee patchwork and beadwork to Cherokee moccasins and Navajo silver jewelry are on sale at the Miccosukee Gift Shop. Open everyday from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Florida Historic Site.
Native American Heritage Museum State Historic Site – Highland, Kansas
Present-day Kansas is home to four Indian reservations–the Iowa, Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sac and Fox. Early native nations, such as the Wichita, Kaw (Kansa), Osage, Pawnee, and Plains Apaches, have roots in early Plains culture. Share in the journey of the Great Lakes Indians who were forced to emigrate to Kansas in the 1800s, adapting their traditional woodlands cultures to the rolling prairie landscape. At the museum, once a Presbyterian Mission built in 1845 to educate Iowa and Sac and Fox children, you will find quillwork, baskets and other artwork of present-day descendants of emigrant tribes. Through the interactive exhibits, Native Americans tell stories in their own words. Kansas Historic Site.
Honored with the American Association for State and Local History Certificate of Commendation in 1997, the museum offers an exciting experience. You’ll discover stories about the people who were native to northeast Kansas, and learn more about those who lived in the area for a time. Location: 3 miles east of Highland, Kansas, at 1727 Elgin Rd., Highland, KS 66035; Hours: 10a – 5p Wed- Sat, 1p – 5p Sun. Contact site curator at 785-442-3304 for additional information.
Oconaluftee Indian Village – Cherokee, North Carolina
The Oconaluftee Indian Village is presented by the non-profit Cherokee Historical Association, the Oconaluftee Indian Village is a glimpse of the past. Here you will see the model of a Cherokee Indian village from over 225 years ago! Cherokee guides in native costume will explain their history, the culture and life-style of their ancestors, and answer your questions. All this while pausing to watch Cherokee demonstrate their arts and crafts. This 18th century replica of a Cherokee community contains a replica of a 7-sided Council House and typical homes as they were 250 years ago. North Carolina Historic Site
Parkin Archeological State Park – Western Arkansas
Parkin Archeological State Park in eastern Arkansas at Parkin preserves and interprets the Parkin site on the St. Francis River where a 17-acre Mississippi Period Native America village was located from A.D. 1000 to 1550. A large platform mast Arkansas. There were once many archeological sites similar to Parkin throughout this region, but they did not found on the river bank remains. The site is important for understanding the history and prehistory of northe survive as eastern Arkansas was settled. Many scholars believe the Parkin site is the Native American village of Casqui visited by the expedition of Hernando de Soto in 1541 and written about in his chronicles. Arkansas Historic Site
Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site – Republic, Kansas
The Pawnee Indian Village features exhibits on the Pawnee culture by using a combination of information from archeological investigation and historical details. An orientation video provides information about the history of the site. A Pawnee Indian sacred bundle is featured in the exhibit. Learn more about this sacred bundle that was passed down through several generations of a Pawnee family. Kansas Historic Site
SunWatch Indian Village / Archaelogical Park – Dayton, Ohio
SunWatch Indian Village / Archaelogical Park represents the remains of a Fort Ancient settlement of the AD 1200’s located in south Dayton, Ohio on the bank of the Great Miami River. Long before the arrival of Europeans, the Miami Valley was home to native peoples. Archaeological excavations at a site near the Great Miami River uncovered evidence of an 800-year-old village built by the Fort Ancient Indians. SunWatch Indian Village, a National Historic Landmark, is a reconstruction of that settlement of long ago.
Wolf Creek Indian Village
Step back nearly 800 years in time and visit the Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum in Bastian, Virginia. Located within 2 minutes of Interstate 77, this educational experience is situated in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia. The recreated village is near the site of an actual archeological excavation. The Village is a living museum with hands-on exploration for visitors. Interpretive guides present demonstrations daily of the living skills used by the Eastern Woodland Indians. The conventional museum displays artifacts from the actual site and other related objects. Beautiful nature trails through rhododendren thickets and ample picnic facilities make this a must stop for families and all those interested in the history of the Eastern Woodland Indians. Groups are welcome. Kansas Historic Site