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American Indians > American Indians in Indiana Exhibit: In Their Own Words American Indians in Indiana Exhibit: In Their Own Words

American Indians are a significant part of Indiana’s history. What many people do not realize is that today American Indians are a vital, dynamic population in Indiana. To honor our rich native heritage, the Indiana Historical Bureau presents, “In Their Own Words.” This exhibit focuses on American Indians, of various tribes, who are living in Indiana today. Using the words and images that respondents provided through a questionnaire, we hope:

  • to demonstrate the diversity and richness of American Indian culture
  • to show how much American Indians have in common with other Hoosiers
  • to dispel many of the misconceptions regarding American Indians
  • to address words, symbols, and actions that many American Indians find offensive and hurtful

American Indian exhibit in the Historical Bureau Book Shop
American Indian exhibit in the Historical Bureau Book Shop

Read each of the questionnaire responses and see images of the the respondents:

American Indian exhibit in the Historical Bureau Book Shop.
American Indian exhibit in the Historical Bureau Book Shop.