Local Treasures: Embracing Native American Heritage Month in DFWSeasonal Guide

3rd Annual Native American Heritage Month Contest Powwow
Saturday, November 11 
The Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Employees (ICAE) will host their 3rd Annual Contest Powwow, Saturday, November 11 in the AT&T Discover Arts District. It is a free event open to the public where there will be vendors and free parking for all guests! 

Big Bear Native American Museum 
Visit Big Bear Native American Museum and Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum and learn more about the history of Native Americans in North America with Big Bear’s collection of Native American artifacts. The museum features different activities and sites like Johnson County’s original courthouse, a working blacksmith shop, teepees and more! 

Tales and Trails Museum 
The Tales and Trails Museum features five main collections, inside and outside their grounds, where guests can learn more about western heritage, agriculture, Native American culture and more! The Native American collection and exhibit was designed by Dallas-based Museum Arts and tells the story of the Taovaya and their relationship to the area. 

Dallas Museum of Arts – Indigenous American Art
The Dallas Museum of Arts features different exhibits, with one of their main exhibits being Indigenous American Art. The exhibit represents more than 150 cultures, extending from Alaska to the Andes, and has more than 4,000 artwork pieces. The Indigenous American Art exhibit has launched a refreshed gallery this year that emphasizes the origins of each piece and more thoughtful approach on how guests can contemplate the art presented.  

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame
Visit the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth offering visitors an immersive experience and complete historical perspective of the people and activities that built the strong culture of the American West. The founders dedicate time and effort to include and acknowledge the contributions of individuals of European, Hispanic, Asian, African, and Native descent. Check out their Hall of Fame highlighting different soldiers, cowboys, and Indian Chiefs! 

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