'First Americans Museum' Dedicated To Sharing Stories Of Indigenous Tribes Opens In Oklahoma

SHARE:

'First Americans Museum' Dedicated To Sharing Stories  Of Indigenous Tribes Opens In Oklahoma

A museum dedicated to the history of Indigenous people opens in Oklahoma City under the name: First Americans Museum and offers an exposition of 39 tribes living in Oklahoma. The museum's architecture is influenced by the tribes' culture and offers significant symbolisms representing the First Americans' spirituality. Indigenous beliefs concerning the environment, the movement of the Sun, and the movement of spirits are also incorporated and being referenced to.


James Pepper Henry of the Kaw Nation, serving as FAM director and CEO, said:


"Right angles are not an aesthetic for many of the tribes here in Oklahoma. In our beliefs, if you have a right angle, spirits get trapped in there and it causes an imbalance. So, all of our dwellings are round."


In order to offer an accurate account of the traditions and beliefs of the Indigenous nations, the design team collaborated with Native and theatrical consultants to find shared beliefs among the nations. They were thus able to signify a relationship between the architecture of the site and a wide variety of tribes.


Shoshana Wasserman of the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, who serves as FAM deputy director, said:


"There is this philosophical approach to connectivity, to the natural world, life-sustaining elements like fire, wind, water, Earth. So, these started emerging. That connectivity to Mother Earth became so powerful, and so that's the direction it went."


The impressive arch of the museum was designed the Bill and Demos Glass team of artists. The sculpture resembles the Sun through its perfect alignment with the light during the equinoxes.


A post shared by First Americans Museum (@firstamericansmuseum)

A post shared by First Americans Museum (@firstamericansmuseum)

A post shared by First Americans Museum (@firstamericansmuseum)

A post shared by First Americans Museum (@firstamericansmuseum)

A post shared by First Americans Museum (@firstamericansmuseum)

[Based on reporting by: My Modern Met]


COMMENTS

Name

Activism,1306,Art,788,BLM,22,Consciousness,1545,CoVid-19,151,Cures,227,Do it Yourself,112,Documentaries,72,Environment,1426,Fiction,2,Health,745,History,447,Human Intelligence,552,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,4095,Justice,531,Mental Health,15,News,1037,Nutrition,217,Philosophy,309,Photography,1585,Quantum Physics,29,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,113,Relationships,780,Science,1095,Self Improvement,837,Spirituality,248,Sustainability,246,Technology,473,Truth,754,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: 'First Americans Museum' Dedicated To Sharing Stories Of Indigenous Tribes Opens In Oklahoma
'First Americans Museum' Dedicated To Sharing Stories Of Indigenous Tribes Opens In Oklahoma
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjT1qR_QrrGqWbmhgnkaXM1knJsiH6mAYMm5KHQQvvaQEynuERcsv7daJUtKqAS8EE7neDCP11EeZhrlgNKGR54Elb30jftbzAZIQmzB15BuWf6ztKmRXdpqjmwbDjzpe9JfUsyowanXsSI7rfxpa86xMi6pKL_g1MEO5oZjSZtSM7e5bVsfu5V8kxacA
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjT1qR_QrrGqWbmhgnkaXM1knJsiH6mAYMm5KHQQvvaQEynuERcsv7daJUtKqAS8EE7neDCP11EeZhrlgNKGR54Elb30jftbzAZIQmzB15BuWf6ztKmRXdpqjmwbDjzpe9JfUsyowanXsSI7rfxpa86xMi6pKL_g1MEO5oZjSZtSM7e5bVsfu5V8kxacA=s72-c
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2021/11/first-americans-museum-dedicated-to-sharing-stories-of-indigenous-tribes-opens-in-oklahoma.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2021/11/first-americans-museum-dedicated-to-sharing-stories-of-indigenous-tribes-opens-in-oklahoma.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy