“Kill the Indian, and Save the Man”

Capt. Richard H. Pratt on the Education of Native Americans


Experience the collective history of diverse nations and the contemporary story that lives today as a result of Federal Policies. Personal stories illustrate and reflect the impact policies have on American Indian life, past, present and into the future.Looking through this historic lens offers a view of the tragedy and triumphs across the continent. Oklahoma's American Indian story is America's story. You will leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for why American Indians have a unique relationship with the Federal government. Exposing yourself to current issues in the 21st century will provide insight into how federal policies continue to impact present day American Indian life.

"Today tribes are an important part of Oklahoma's economic success."

Principal Chief George Tiger, Muscogee Creek Nation