Five Civilized Tribes Museum


This museum is inside an 1875 Union Indian Agency house. It recalls the cultures of the Native Americans – the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek (Muscogee) and Seminole tribes – forcibly moved here from America's southeast on what became known as the Trail of Tears.

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