Street Address
650 N. Seneca
Wichita, KS 67202
Mailing Address
650 N. Seneca
Wichita, KS 67202
phone: 316-262-5221
e-mail: ascott@wichita.gov
web: theindiancenter.org/
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
April Scott, Executive Director
Chris Dendurent, Museum Operational Director

Description

The Indian Center Museum preserves and showcases the heritage of the Native American Tribes of North America. Exhibits of traditional artifacts and contemporary art depict the Native American cultures of the past and present.

Gallery of Nations

The "Gallery of Nations" has been created to help visitors understand the strength, traditions, pride, and sovereignty of the Native people of North America. Each flag represents a sovereign Native American Nation recognized by the United States Government and found within its borders. The flags also represent the individuals who make up these nations. Stand in silence to feel the tears and joys of the past mixed with hope and determination for the future. Look in awe and listen for the voices of millions of people saying "I am proud to be a citizen of the United States of America, I am proud to belong to my sovereign tribal nation, and I am proud to be a Native American."

The "Gallery of Nations" is a major permanent exhibition at the Indian Center Museum. We are collecting and exhibiting the flags of the officially recognized tribes in the United States. These flags are displayed in our 10,000 sq. ft. 'Kiva' Ceremonial Hall. This is the first exhibit of its kind in America. All the flags have been donated. Many of the flags were given by the tribal council. Some of the flags were donated by individuals to honor their heritage or in memory of a loved one. Included in the exhibition are labels about each tribe, giving information about their history and culture.

Currently there are 549 recognized Native American tribes in the United States. Each tribe is considered a sovereign nation with its own civil court, jurisdictions, and rights. The flags symbolize the history, culture, and future of these societies; societies which have had a tremendous impact on the development of our country. Upon completion, the "Gallery of Nations" will demonstrate the large number of Native American tribes found within our borders, and the pride each tribe has in its own individual identity.

The Gallery of Nations was funded by a grant from the Travel and Tourism Development Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing and Target Stores. Our sincere gratitude is extended to the State of Kansas and Target Stores

How can we meet your needs?

We offer a unique facility, overlooking the Arkansas River. The spacious Gallery of Nations level has a spectacular view of the Keeper of the Plains and the surrounding downtown area. We can provide seating for 350 guests. 35 72" round tables provide seating for up to 10 guests. 20 6' banquet tables are available for service needs. Outside catering allowed by licensed and insured caterers. Conveniently located in the Museums on the River District and within walking distance to other Museums on the River attractions. Downtown Wichita and acccess to the Riverwalk are just steps away. Parking in excess of 600 stalls is available in the surrounding area. Please call (316) 350-3340 for additional information.

Facilities

Performance Areas

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours