Oklahoma has been home to 67 American Indian tribes. Learn about these native cultures at Oklahoma's museums, heritage centers and events that help celebrate and maintain Oklahoma's unique Native American heritage. Share in the sacred traditions of Oklahoma's American Indian tribes by attending an authentic celebration or powwow. Feel the rhythm of powwow drums, become awed by amazingly detailed native regalia and be swept away by American Indian fancy or jingle-dress dancing.
In Oklahoma, there are many opportunities to immerse yourself in tribal history, songs, art and culture. Attend the Red Earth Festival, held each summer in Shawnee, to witness over 100 Indian tribes from across North America compete in a breathtaking, elite dance competition and exhibit works from today's most celebrated Native American artists. Explore the history of the Five Civilized Tribes who were relocated to Indian Territory, or discover the culture of the American Indian tribes whose headquarters are in Oklahoma.
Order our free guide to Oklahoma's Indian Country to discover the top American Indian attractions and learn about the state's tribes. Travel to Oklahoma to experience the richness of American Indian culture firsthand.
During this time of social distancing and sheltering-at-home, it's important to not only stay informed, but to stay inspired. Dive into our stay-at-home guide for both, with links to helpful resources and a variety of fun activities and ideas to keep you and the family engaged.
The town of Cushing's nickname, "The Pipeline Crossroads of the World," gives a vivid snapshot of its history as an oil boomtown. Learn more about the humble beginnings of Cushing and its neighboring towns Yale and Perkins while exploring attractions from both yesterday and today.
Oklahoma’s Western heritage lives on – virtually untouched – just south of the Oklahoma River in the Historic Stockyards City. Clear out your schedule, shine up your boots and head to the crossroads of Agnew and Exchange for a day trip paired with a hearty slice of the Old West.