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Tribal Museum
Responsibilities
QT Museum
Contact
Karen Hildreth
Registrar / Educator

905 Whitebird St.
Quapaw, OK  74363

Ph: (918) 674-2619
Fx: (918) 674-2581

Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Quapaw Tribal Museum is open to the public. We welcome everyone and invite them to come and enjoy the artifacts and learn about the history and traditions of the Quapaw people.

The objective of the museum is to preserve traditions and life ways of the Quapaw Tribe.

 The Tribal Museum is responsible for:
  • Assisting with the preparation, installation, and maintenance of the museum artifacts
  • Coordinating cultural activities
  • Providing information to visitors about the Tribal history, culture, and traditions

Contributions

The Quapaw Museum is accepting donations and loans of artifacts and pictures for display.

Original Tribal Allottees Information Wanted


The Quapaw Tribal Cultural Committee is compiling a list of the original Quapaw Tribal allottees to be displayed at the museum. Contributors are asked to submit information about the allottees plus any pictures that they might have. Information and pictures may be sent to or dropped off at the Museum or submitted online using this form.

Quapaw Tribal Pottery Comes Home
Pottery Presentation
(L-R) BC Member Ranny McWatters, Chairman John Berrey, Wyandotte Chief Billy Friend, Second Chief Norman Hildebrand and BC Member Tamara Smiley at presentation.

Representatives from the Wyandotte Nation were instrumental in the recent return of several pieces of ancient Quapaw pottery. Wyandotte Chief Billy Friend, Second Chief Norman Hildebrand and Wyandotte Director of Governmental Affairs Doug Spangler presented two pots to Quapaw Tribal John Berrey and Business Committee members Ranny McWatters and Tamara Smiley on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Quapaw Tribal Museum.

The pieces, which were judged to be between 850 to 900 years old, were found as part of a collection belonging to an Illinois anthropologist.  Spangler, who has been working on the repatriation of Wyandotte’s artifacts, had acquired the collection and realized that there were several Quapaw pieces included. The decision was made by Wyandotte Nation officials to return these pieces to the Quapaw Tribe.  These pieces will be displayed at the Quapaw Tribal Museum.