Missouri American Indian Cultural Center
Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park,32146 N. Hwy 122, Miami, MO 65344 - United States
Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park features remnants of the Missouria Indian village that sat at the Great Bend of the Missouri River, marked on a map by Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet in 1673. A hand-dug earthwork -- Old Fort -- and several burial mounds lie within the park’s boundaries. Inside the park, the Missouri American Indian Cultural Center interprets the homeland of the Missouri Indian tribe and other Missouri tribes and the park’s natural landscape through exhibits and a slide show. A large mural depicting the life of the Missouri Indians when they lived in the area more than 300 years ago is also on display.
Both permanent and temporary displays interpret the cultural history of tribes that called Missouri home in the early 19th century. There is a large display of early maps of North America depicting early European exploration and contact with American Indian tribes. Temporary displays also interpret various cultural and natural aspects of American Indians, Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park, and Missouri.
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