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Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Reviewed 23 May 2017

upstairs had very good collection of paintings. mostly primitive in pastels but very well done. good history on the 5 civilized tribes, need more artifacts. small museum but nice. took less than an hour to go through it. gift shop small expected more books on related subjects.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is small but the amount of items and the story is something to note if you're visiting. Spent 45 minutes in the museum and it was just enough time. The attendants were extremely helpful.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This museum is a must see for the area. The building itself is historic. Spend some time outside and then venture indoors. From wood carving to paintings, there is a nice variety of art to enjoy. The gift shop offers many items made by local Cherokee artisans as well.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I saw the museum while trying to find a parking spot at the VA. (If you've been there, then you know what I mean.) After my appointment I decided to stop by. I can't remember the amount of donation that was asked for but it wasn't much. The museum itself is the old Bureau of Indian Affairs building. Constructed shortly after Noah and the Great Flood. Historic architecture and very impressive in its own right.
When I visited, there was an exhibit upstairs that told the story of an invisible stone walkway a young maiden used to lead her slave friends to freedom on. A kind of "Underground Railroad" type exhibit. Very interesting. It depicted interactions between slaves and Natives before the Trail of Tears. The website for the museum will inform you which exhibits are scheduled for your visit.
Of course there is a treasure trove of artifacts and artwork in the regular collection too.
I highly recommend this stop if you are visiting Muskogee, OK or if you're at the VA next door. You'll be glad you did.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great staff and gifts. Staff was great at explaining many details, very friendly. Exhibit are informative. Building is very historical, first place built in area where all the clans came to register after walking all the way from the east.

Thank Kara G
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