The American Indian exhibit richly reflects tribal culture and provides a doorway into Flathead Valley history

The collection of rare and diverse artifacts illuminate the Golden Age of the American Indian from 1750 t0 1875. Feature are tools and weapons of bone and stone, beaded items, hides, clothing, trade cloth and muslin, toys of Indian children, and a full size tipi. The displays tell the story of why the buffalo was such an important part of Indian culture. The collection includes items used in native spiritual ceremonies and religious societies. A touch table is provided to let visitors directly fell fur, leather, bone, and antlers, all of which played a part in daily life. This is an American Indian exhibit of unusual authenticity that allows the visitor to see how our early tribal residents lived and their importance to the Flathead Valley.