Indian City Things to Do
Open 365 days a year, the Indian City Museum was established to preserve items of indian origin. The museum houses the most extensive display of indian artifacts in the southwest. Visitors will enjoy viewing interesting artifacts, beaded dresses and historic photographs documenting the people of the area.more
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Authentic, hand made, American Indian artifacts, artwork, and jewelry are available in the Indian City Gift Shop; either by ordering online, or by visiting the shop in person.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily during the summer months and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the winter.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Indian City Local Customs
The Pueblo house is built of stone cemented with adobe clay. These houses were often built several stories high and for defensive purposes might be built without doors on the ground floor. Ladders, which could be pulled up in time of trouble, led to the upper level. The only entry was on the roof.more
Representative of the Pawnee way of life are two "earth lodges" at Indian City. At first sight, these look like simple, hump-back dug-outs or man-made caves. Inside however, the visitor sees that it is much more elaborate a structure. Large poles mark off the center area which was the domain of the wife, it was her kitchen. At the far end of the...more
The Caddo, like the Wichita, were an agricultural tribe and also built more permanent homes than the roaming, hunting tribes. Here at Indian City, you see two of these homes and a large Council House, as well as a community work shelter with a meat drying rack. The Caddo built what is called a "wattle and daub" house. Timber form the walls and roof...more