We Are FAM
One Place, Many Nations
In one place, visitors will experience the collective histories of 39 distinctive First American Nations. First Americans Museum will share the cultural diversity, history, and contributions of the First Americans.
Our National Story
Only a few tribal Nations were indigenous to what is now the State of Oklahoma. All others were removed from homelands across the contiguous U.S. to Indian Territory. In 1907 Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union. The state's name comes from two Choctaw words “Okla” and “Homma” meaning Red People.
FAM is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Crossroads of America, the confluence on Interstates 35, 40, 235 and 44. Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city in the state of Oklahoma, USA. FAM is positioned along the Oklahoma River across from downtown.
FAM serves as a starting point to explore First American attractions throughout Oklahoma.
To serve as a dynamic center promoting awareness and educating the broader public about the unique cultures, diversity, history, contributions, and resilience of the First American Nations in Oklahoma today.
Our Core Values
Acknowledge and celebrate the worth of all peoples
Promote the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas, and perspectives
Strengthen connections with our local, regional, and global communities
Educate the broader public and foster truth-telling