Museum of Native American History, Bentonville

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The Museum of Native American History is a non-profit, handicapped-accessible museum of Native American history, art, and culture located in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum was founded in 2006 by David Bogle, a local businessman and registered member of the Cherokee Nation.
The Museum of Native American History’s mission is to educate future generations about the lives of the First Americans. The museum provides a cultural hub to amplify the voices of their legacy.

The museum features artifacts from across the Americas covering over 14,000 years of history. The museum chooses to focus on the broader history of Native Americans as a whole, rather than any specific tribe and is laid out in roughly chronological order beginning around 12,000 BC and ending around 1900 AD.

The museum offers free admission and will welcome 34,000 guests in 2022, with indications that attendance will continue to climb in the coming years. The museum is routinely listed as the second most popular attraction in Bentonville, following Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
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  • We have been to numerous museums with Indian artifacts. You can tell that a lot of thought a selectivity was put into the items that are displayed in this museum. We saw exhibits that we had never.....  more
    We have been to numerous museums with Indian artifacts. You can tell that a lot of thought a selectivity was put into the items that are displayed in this museum. We saw exhibits that we had never.....  more »
  • The museum presents the 14,000+ year history of Native Americans as no other museum provides. You learn how widespread their many cultures were across this land. 
    The museum presents the 14,000+ year history of Native Americans as no other museum provides. You learn how widespread their many cultures were across this land.  more »
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  • This is one of the finest museums I have ever visited. Was amazed at the abundance of artifacts and how well they were displayed. Definitely have to go back as there is so much to see. A journey through history with many rare and unique objects.
  • The variety and quality of the items on display in here are breathtaking. Not to mention the chronological layout of the exhibits help create a narrative of the Native American history that is compelling and memorable. It is well worth spending some time there whether you are a history buff or just looking to broaden your horizons. There is something there for everyone.

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