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Who We Are

Today, Amerind Museum exhibitions tell the story of America's first peoples from Alaska to South America and from the last Ice Age to the present. Amerind's Fulton-Hayden Memorial Art Gallery features works on western themes by such artists as Carl Oscar Borg, William Leigh, Frederic Remington, and Andy Tsihnahjinnie, and one room in the Art Gallery is reserved for the presentation of contemporary Native American art. A museum store offers southwestern arts, crafts, and books on prehistory, history, and Native American cultures.
The Amerind experience is more than art and artifacts. At times, Amerind visitors will find Indian artists demonstrating their skills in the museum's main gallery, and special events and openings are a periodic feature of the Amerind calendar. Most of our special events and programs are now presented in the Native voice, and museum visitors can learn about Southwestern indigenous culture from the eyes of the Native People themselves. The Amerind also offers a comprehensive hands-on education program for children of all ages.

The Amerind also has a comprehensive hands-on education program for children of all ages.
Our location among the wonderful rock formations of Texas Canyon adds to our visitors’ experience. Many people come to Amerind to experience the native plants, birds, and solitude of the high desert. A secluded picnic area offers a quiet retreat amidst the massive granite boulders of Texas Canyon. 
The museum and art gallery are housed in Spanish Colonial Revival style buildings designed by noted Tucson architect Merritt Starkweather.

What We Do

Established in 1937, the Amerind Foundation and Museum seeks to foster and promote knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, and conservation.
A nonprofit museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. Located in Dragoon, Arizona and surrounded by the spectacular boulders of Texas Canyon.


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