Settled on the western plains of Oklahoma, Anadarko has a rich Native American history. It is the self-proclaimed “Indian Capital of the Nation” and Native Americans make up the near-majority of the population.
The Southern Plains Indian Museum celebrates the arts, crafts, clothes and weaponry of several tribes including the Kiowa, Comanche, Kiowa-Apache, Southern Cheyenne, Southern Arapaho, Wichita, Caddo and Delaware tribes. Find cultural treasures to take home with you at the Oklahoma Indian Arts & Crafts Cooperative located in the museum, and don’t miss the annual Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial in the summer.
Anadarko is also home to the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians, McKee's Indian Store & Susan Peters Gallery and Anadarko Heritage Museum. Even the post office in town is a special place that holds 16 murals by Stephen Mopope, an artist of the “Kiowa Five.”
While making your way across Oklahoma, stop and gaze at vibrant mural artworks that bring building walls to life. Explore Oklahoma’s exciting past as you take in historical murals and appreciate the unique creative visions of some of Oklahoma’s most talented artists.