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Explore cultures, histories, and living traditions of Plains Indian peoples in one of the nation’s largest collections of Native American art and artifacts. Make it a stop on your cultural tour through the West.


Plains Indian Cultures — Then and Now

The Plains Indian Museum in Cody, Wyoming is one of five museums at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. This Native American museum explores the lives of Plains Indian peoples, cultures and traditions over hundreds of years.

View timeless Plains Indians artifacts and check out how Plains Indian tribal traditions are being sustained and celebrated today. It’s a must-see on the road to Yellowstone.


Plains Indian Gallery Themes

Encounter the Plains Indians through the rich themes of Buffalo and the People, Honor and Celebration, Land of Many Gifts, and Adversity and Renewal.


What Will You See?

Objects in the Plains Indian Museum range from the functional trappings of every-day life to works of exquisite artistry, from historic to contemporary. Browse some highlights.

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