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A Place of Remembrance

Indian City U.S.A. was organized by the citizens of Anadarko in 1954. It was designed as a vast outdoor museum to provide visitors with a highly reliable series of reconstructed American Indian Villages. Our goal is to provide you insight into the daily routine, religious beliefs, and social life of the Native Americans from various regions of the Southwest. Indian City has been visited by people from all over the United States and the world, and is open to visitors all year long.

The land occupied by Indian City itself is rich in history. Here, during the Civil War, the Tonkawa Indians were attacked by other tribes killing 137 in the Tonkawa Massacre. The 200 acre tract, is a small portion of the Kiowa, Apache, and Comanche Reservations established by the Federal Government in Oklahoma.

Tours of Indian City are conducted by members of some of the same tribes that are represented in the Villages. The Gift Shop at Indian City is a great place for local artists to make and sell their wares.

Members of the same tribes represented at Indian City conduct the tours of the seven villages. Along the trail, you will be shown reconstructions of Navajo, Chiricahua Apache, Wichita, Kiowa Winter Camp, Caddo, Pawnee, and Pueblo Villages. When viewing the villages, it is easy to visualize the type of people that lived in them; such as the agricultural people who lived in permanent villages, or the nomadic hunting tribes who had to follow the migrations of game throughout the year.

It is important to bear in mind when viewing the villages that we have constructed these villages in miniature. This is not to say that the houses are miniature, for each of them is full size, but rather to say that the villages themselves are smaller than they ordinarily would be.

You might also be interested in the various artifacts on display in many of the dwellings. Items such as tools, cradles, cooking utensils, weapons, musical instruments, games, and toys of the different tribes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great place to experience Native American Culture
  • Cons:none at all
  • In a nutshell:I never pass this place up when in Oklahoma
  • Last visit to Indian City: Jun 1993
  • Intro Updated Dec 13, 2003
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2007 at 9:12 PM

    Wow, this looks like my kind of place! I want to go now!

  • Mailo's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2007 at 9:04 PM

    Marcela, your homepage is very beautifull, interesting places and interesting tips, Than's for sharing with us. ismael

  • 88Starflite's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2007 at 11:13 PM

    Thanks for all the insight on the customs and culture of the different tribes of the Native Americans. I like to learn of the different cultures of the world, my favorite is that of the acient Minoins of Crete & Santorini.

  • Mar 9, 2007 at 2:24 AM

    very interesting! I didn't know about the Indian City. greetings from Poland!

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2007 at 6:14 PM

    Best of luck ~_~>.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2006 at 7:37 AM

    thanks, i learnt alot here, what an absorbing page

  • Azri_Azmi's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2006 at 6:56 PM

    A'kum, I like this page as its shows many indian traditions especially the varieties of houses. I bet buying souvenirs from here is a must as for myself in Malaysia, I only can see indian from cowboys related movies. Nice exposure Marcelle. Take care.

  • Anchovy56's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2006 at 1:19 PM

    If the truth be known dear I did not know you where from Portugal so there dearie :o)

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2005 at 1:54 AM

    A great insight into virtually forgotten culture...thanks, Blu

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2005 at 9:25 AM

    The photographs in here are mesmerizing. I was very taken by them. Nice glimpse into a haunting place. Take care of yourself... Siddharth

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